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  1. #196
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    105 views...not bad.

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    ^^^^^^

    I wonder if any of the money is defered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamaj View Post
    Not getting the 30 HR talk. He only hit over 25 once in a season, and that was last season. 20 is probably a reasonable expectation.
    Yes, that was last year and now entering his prime years. 30+ homers seem reachable to me...

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    Even at $75 million, B.J. Upton a smart signing for Braves

    Let’s face it, $15 million doesn’t buy what it used to. In this market, it’d barely buy Jeremy Guthrie and Jonny Gomes. Getting a potential star at that price seems like a much better idea than loading up with mediocrities.

    Upton is just 28 and he’s had a couple of years of terrific play (.300/.386/.508 in 2007 and .272/.383/.401 in 2008), followed by four years in which he hit .240 and relied on more on his glove and legs to provide his value. Because Upton is durable and possesses those skills that aren’t so prone to variation, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be anything less than an $8 million-$10 million per year player at any point during the deal. If he breaks out in the easier league in the NL and a friendlier offensive ballpark in Turner Field, then he could be a $20 million-$25 million guy a couple of those years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVE KID
    105 views...not bad.
    Gotta curve the grade for traffic hour in the East also. 200+ if this was midsummer deadline news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HickCaesar View Post
    Bourn had better get $20m per year for me to be happy about this whole thing
    Have to keep in mind he will get paid more and he is older.

    Hell Hunter got 13M a year at 37.


    Where getting a 28 year old CF who has underperformed the last few seasons and is coming into his prime.

    I also think he will be happy to be out of St Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
    Gotta curve the grade for traffic hour in the East also. 200+ if this was midsummer deadline news.
    I would believe it. If we make noise in the winter meetings..I believe we can hit somewhere around there.

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    Well on to LF. Please don't do something stupid and sign Cody Ross. Would be a huge mistake imo. I don't want a guy who is primarily a lefty killer to be the full time LF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVE KID
    I would believe it. If we make noise in the winter meetings..I believe we can hit somewhere around there.
    Yeah. Expecting another deal between now and next Thursday when the WM end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrench
    Have to keep in mind he will get paid more and he is older.

    Hell Hunter got 13M a year at 37.
    Damn, I forgot about that.

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    welcome to Atlanta BJ! No he does not play cf as well as Bourn, but who does. The problem with a 5-6 year contract for Bourn is his entire offensive game is speed based whereas BJ has pop and at 28 is just entering his prime for power. I'd love to pair him up with his brother but only if we can do it without giving up Simmons. I've said my piece, well done Frank W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
    Yeah. Expecting another deal between now and next Thursday when the WM end.
    Same here...Wren seems to have that feel to him that he is going to make one...that and I believe it was noted in here (by you maybe..can't recall) that the "bigger move" would be made in the Winter meetings...so that is a nice hint

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    First Yay of the offseason, and a big one at that. Best LF we've had since maybe Ron Gant? Unless you count Chipper of course. Great job Wren! Awesome start! Now, who for CF.......I love the Upton 1/2 combo idea still...... http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/atl/hi...ay_lineups.jsp
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    As it stands, I think Wren intends for him to be the CF. I like him better in LF.

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    Just imagine if he can put up something close to those '07/'08 numbers

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