I don't think AZ got enough in return. With the DBacks in the West, that doesn't bother me too much.
The Cult of Gattis
2013 Vikings Draft:
RD1: Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
RD1: Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
RD1: Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
RD4: Gerald Hodges LB Penn State
RD5: Jeff Locke P UCLA
RD6: Jeff Baca G UCLA
RD7: Michael Matui LB Penn State
RD7: Travis Bond G North Carolina
RD7: Everett Dawkins DT Florida State
I don't like what the D-Backs have done this offseason. They seem like they are clumsily trying to rebuild but moving backwards as much as forwards. I really think they should have taken the Mariners offer
Great deal for Atlanta the Seattle deal was better then this one for Arizona.
MetsWon69, we understand you're a Mets fan Its ok, we forgive you for doing your best to rain down on this parade!
We all loved Prado, but he is a one year rental! he was asking for $12m + on an extension after 2013. so the Braves gave up 1 year of Prado, and Delgado (who almost got traded for half a year of Dempster) and nick Ahmed who is blocked by Simmons. The braves did not include any of their top 9 prospects on this trade to acquire 25 year old Justin Upton to roam the outfield with his brother and J-hey for the next 3 years!
By the way there are plenty of articles showing why J. Uptons splits are meaningless. Mets fans even posted it in your own forums.
YoungStunna, I have read your posts in your forum how much of a superstar J. Upton was when the Mets inquired on him, all of a sudden, in a braves uni. he's inconsistent? Be consistent bro. shocking how only the two Mets fans are the one who dont like this trade! Hmm..
El Oso Blanco
I don't have insider anymore but this is from Law
Atlanta didn't specifically need Justin Upton to be playoff contenders again in 2013, but having him certainly helps, and since they got him for about fifty cents on the dollar, they should be over the moon about the deal they wrapped up today, which restores what they've lost with Michael Bourn's departure and sets them up well for the two years that follow as well.
The Cult of Gattis
I do believe that Towers will trade Prado before the trade deadline for more prospects making this deal a little better for them. A team like Detroit who has had interest in Prado in the past could need him by the deadline.