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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    I'm starting to lighten up to the idea of Upton. I think I'd rather sign him than trade for Span now, after going through our prospect list and seeing how thinned out it's gotten. I'd like to sign him for something like 4/50 or 5/60, and sign Swisher for something similar to what we signed Upton for. I don't think that will be able to come true, though.
    If we can get B.J. and Swisher or Cody Ross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgcslugger33 View Post
    I dont want to see upton in philly with that short porch...
    haha, short porch. But yeah we cant let Philly sign him. He might hit 35 bombs playing up there in community bank park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NBA_Starter View Post
    If we can get B.J. and Swisher or Cody Ross.
    I doubt we have enough to sign them both. If upton signs, that leaves us with anywhere between 10-12 mil to spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westside View Post
    I doubt we have enough to sign them both. If upton signs, that leaves us with anywhere between 10-12 mil to spend.
    A trade of Hanson (which IMHO is likely), could open up another 5 mil or so. A trade of EOF ( which is not as likely) could add another 4 mil to spend. Just saying, I don't think we are dead in the water with only 10-12 mil left to spend if we sign BJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by westside View Post
    I doubt we have enough to sign them both. If upton signs, that leaves us with anywhere between 10-12 mil to spend.
    A trade of Hanson (which IMHO is likely), could open up another 5 mil or so. A trade of EOF ( which is not as likely) could add another 4 mil to spend. Just saying, I don't think we are dead in the water with only 10-12 mil left to spend if we sign BJ.
    I agree. Honestly, I'd trade Hanson for a bag of peanuts right now, especially if it meant we could sign one of Swisher/Ross.

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    trade for span, sign swisher. span and swisher > upton and ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomass View Post
    trade for span, sign swisher. span and swisher > upton and ross
    I like it, but would you be willing to give up something like Delgado+ for Span?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    I like it, but would you be willing to give up something like Delgado+ for Span?
    i'd try to center a deal with tommy hanson and see where that puts us.

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    I hope we don't get Upton so we can get a trade going with Kansas City for Meyers and Gordan. They are talking with Boston to get Lester for Meyers. If they are really thinking about that then they might like Hanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braves302 View Post
    I hope we don't get Upton so we can get a trade going with Kansas City for Meyers and Gordan. They are talking with Boston to get Lester for Meyers. If they are really thinking about that then they might like Hanson.
    Could do both. Upton plus Meyers/Gordon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly View Post
    I agree. Honestly, I'd trade Hanson for a bag of peanuts right now, especially if it meant we could sign one of Swisher/Ross.
    what??
    A Major League source confirmed to WEEI's Rob Bradford that the two teams have indeed discusseda trade that would center around Lester and Myers. According to Bradford, the talks also included the possibility of Boston sending outfield help to Kansas City with some pitching heading back to the Red Sox. He echoes that nothing is close.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#BtfV1F1VjSRkZk3v.99
    Jon Lester career numbers

    8.20 K/9 3.33 BB/9 0.85 HR/9 3.76 ERA 3.73 FIP 3.73 xFIP

    Jon Lester 2012 numbers

    7.28 K/9 2.98 BB/9 1.10 HR/9 4.82 ERA 4.11 FIP 3.82 xFIP

    Lester cost 11.6M in 2013 and a team option for 2014 worth 13M

    Tommy Hanson career numbers

    8.39 K/9 3.10 BB/9 0.96 HR/9 3.61 ERA 3.77 FIP 3.87 xFIP

    Tommy Hanson 2012 numbers

    8.78 K/9 3.66 BB/9 1.39 HR/9 4.48 ERA 4.57 FIP 4.24 xFIP

    Tommy Hanson is under contract for three more years, at a cost that could be around what is owed to Lester for two years. Those two pitchers have very similar career numbers and both of them are coming off down years. If you think Hanson is worth peanuts then i think Lester is worth basically the same. If you read the article he's being discuss as a center piece of a deal to get Myers, so Hanson value is not that low i think.
    Last edited by beldugo; 11-27-2012 at 12:22 AM.

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    Upton and Myers without giving up JT would be a very successful off-season in my honest opinion.

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    •B.J. Upton's interest in the Braves "seemed to soar" following his meeting with GM Frank Wren, manager Fredi Gonzalez and future Hall of Famer Bobby Cox two weeks ago, writes MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#Ek0KUK4SSWqg04oj.99
    Wow.... First I've heard of this. Wonder what happened?

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    If the Braves sign Upton, they would seemingly still have the financial resources necessary to sign Shane Victorino, Angel Pagan or another free-agent outfielder who would be capable of hitting leadoff. With Pagan being a little more expensive and seemingly on track to return to the Giants, Victorino seems to be the more likely option. The Braves will also continue exploring the trade market. There is no doubt that they would be interested if the D-backs do indeed make Justin Upton (B.J.'s younger brother) available via a trade. To get the younger Upton, the Braves would likely have to include either Julio Teheran or Randall Delgado in an attractive trade package.
    Mark Bowman

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