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    Quote Originally Posted by mgcslugger33 View Post
    You dont think Johnson and Francisco qualify as fillers? Personally, I'm interested in seeing more of Johnson.
    No, didn't realize we got him initially. This trade was kick-***** all around. And some of the SIGS around here are making me jealous. I am so fired up right now. Bring on the Nats! NOW!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVE KID View Post
    While we have a very talented outfield...I can definitely see some inconsistency problems. We've struggled with that before they came in and the Upton brothers are not the most consistent ball players. We have got to remember potential only means you haven't done it yet.

    But, that's typical opponent talk. We got a player of J-up's cailber without breaking (or even scratching) the bank (farm). Mad jealousy. I sure would be.
    I do agree but I also think with addition of Upton brothers will sure boost confidence levels throughout the lineup not named pitcher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowFit View Post
    I do agree but I also think with addition of Upton brothers will sure boost confidence levels throughout the lineup not named pitcher...
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    I have been thinking guys. What do you guys think of sending Gattis to AAA to start the season since he's not needed for LF anymore. Have him start the year as a catcher and work on his Defense.

    By the end of the year, we'll know what we have. if he mashes AAA and plays decent Defense, then he replaces B-Mac. I know Gattis will be 27 next year, but so what, we can still get 4-5 productive years out of him or unitl Bathencourt decides to show up.

    I just think we need a Catcher more than an Outfielder right now, and a full year of catching in AAA can help him and fill need the organization has. Or is he THAT bad as a catcher defensively?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    10 HR? I thought he didn't have much power?

    If those #'s actually come true I'll be very happy. Those #'s are basically identical to what Prado was giving us over the years.
    He doesn't have much power but in the leadoff spot he could get enough AB's to get 10 hrs.


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    That thought crossed my mind as well... With the Outfield (seemingly) set for the next 3-5 years, Gattis's development as a LF no longer benefits our Big League roster possibilities in the near future. He could still be an attractive trade piece, but I would love to see Gwinnett or Mississippi get him behind the plate, and taking some grounders at Third. If Bethancourt improves any offensively, I believe he would be the preferred choice at Catcher (once McCann leaves) because of his off the charts defensive skills.
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    Let's just genetically combine Gattis and Bethancourt to create Chrevan Gathencourt. Great defense, great offense and a great name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBraves View Post
    The best sig I have ever seen on PSD. Great job man!
    You haven't seen that pic? Its been all over the internet since Thurs.

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    Chrevan gathencourt! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born a Brave View Post
    That thought crossed my mind as well... With the Outfield (seemingly) set for the next 3-5 years, Gattis's development as a LF no longer benefits our Big League roster possibilities in the near future. He could still be an attractive trade piece, but I would love to see Gwinnett or Mississippi get him behind the plate, and taking some grounders at Third. If Bethancourt improves any offensively, I believe he would be the preferred choice at Catcher (once McCann leaves) because of his off the charts defensive skills.
    Yea.... I don't know much about Gattis's athletecism or defense. I don't think it would hurt to have him try his hand at catcher again, a catcher that van hit has more value than a of'er that can hit on trade. I don't know if he's ever played 3B, but if the Braves think he has the ability to do so, he could get a shot at it. Also don't forget about Joey T, he'll get another shot at 3B as well.

    Either way I want to see Gattis and Joey T continue to improve, even if they are used as part of a big package trade later.... Hint, hint, David Price!

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    Mr. Wren interview on the Justin Upton trade for those interested. Wren is the man!

    http://www.macon.com/2013/01/26/2331...interview.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    Yea.... I don't know much about Gattis's athletecism or defense. I don't think it would hurt to have him try his hand at catcher again, a catcher that van hit has more value than a of'er that can hit on trade. I don't know if he's ever played 3B, but if the Braves think he has the ability to do so, he could get a shot at it. Also don't forget about Joey T, he'll get another shot at 3B as well.

    Either way I want to see Gattis and Joey T continue to improve, even if they are used as part of a big package trade later.... Hint, hint, David Price!
    They'd better improve a lot then lol

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    Just did some browsing for more info on Justin's thumb injury last season:

    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...sts-thumb.html
    Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton to have tests on thumb
    by Jim Gintonio - Apr. 17, 2012 09:23 PM
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    Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton, battling a nagging injury to his left thumb since he slid into second base trying to break up a double play April 8, was out of the lineup Tuesday night.

    Manager Kirk Gibson said Upton saw hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan and probably would undergo an MRI exam.

    "The thumb's been bothering him," Gibson said. "He's pushed hard through it. We've taken a day to re-evaluate what's going on with his thumb."

    Upton appeared in all 10 Diamondbacks games before Tuesday and was hitting .212 with no home runs and had struck out 10 times in 33 at-bats.

    Gibson believes it hurts Upton to swing the bat, although he has tried to fight his way through it.

    "He slid the other night, and he pounded it again," Gibson said. "You get jammed, it hits the bat a certain way -- just imagine if you had a bruise on your arm, and somebody just came by a couple times a day and hit it a couple times.

    "It's not going to go away, so that's what we're up against. ... We know what he's capable of doing. We have to get him to that point. We have to be smart about that."

    The fear, of course, is that the injury could linger. Gibson said at some point "you've got to think long term."

    "If he keeps beating on it, it's not going to get better, then it's (putting Upton on the disabled list) something we'd probably consider."
    ^So that's the first week of the season, and that's what everyone said back then. He got hurt playing hard, which doesn't sound like the guy (allegedly) described by Gibson and Towers when explaining why he was moved.

    And then came the diagnosis:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/justin-...161515440.html
    Justin Upton: (Thumb) MRI Reveals Bone Bruise
    By RotoWire.com Staff | Rotowire.com – Wed, Apr 18, 2012 12:15 PM EDT

    Update: Upton's MRI on his thumb confirmed the initial diagnosis of a bone bruise, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. He also had fluid drained from his thumb.

    Recommendation: Upton won't play Wednesday, but he might come back Thursday or Friday. Something to watch for with this injury, however, is what it does to Upton's power. Hand, thumb and wrist injuries frequently have an effect beyond when a player returns from the sidelines.
    Well, let's check his power numbers after that:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...=b#month::none
    .242 BA .354 OBP .379 SLG .733 OPS - April/March 2012
    .252 BA .347 OBP .379 SLG .726 OPS - May 2012
    .333 BA .392 OBP .437 SLG .829 OPS - June 2012
    .244 BA .343 OBP .389 SLG .732 OPS - July 2012
    .290 BA .333 OBP .441 SLG .774 OPS - August 2012
    Meh (for him). OK, let's see what happened when it finally healed.

    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...improving.html
    Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton healing, numbers improving
    by Nick Piecoro - Sept. 21, 2012 11:11 PM
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    Upton and the team downplayed the severity of the injury to reporters during the season.

    But the level to which the thumb was bothering him was put into context in an ESPN The Magazine feature story published this week.

    The story depicted Upton refusing to go on the disabled list at a time when teammates Chris Young and Stephen Drew were hurt.

    He said Friday he doesn't regret the decision.

    "I want to be out there with these guys every day," Upton said. "I love competing. That's what I'm here for. I want to compete. I don't want to sit and watch. It was a tough decision for me, but at the same time I want to be out here with these guys."


    He hurt the thumb in the first series of the season while sliding into second base to break up a double play. He said he wore a pad to protect it until late August. Since the beginning of September, he's hitting .313 with a .594 slugging, both highs for any month this season.

    Upton's batting average has hovered in the .270 range since late June, but his power numbers have spiked recently, as his slugging has increased 35 points in the past month.

    "People keep talking about a down year," second baseman Aaron Hill said. "I'm looking at his numbers, and I just think it's very high expectations because people know what he's capable of doing. Hitting .280 with (15) home runs and 60-70 RBIs, I think anybody would take it."
    Seems like he took one for the team, and the clubhouse vets like Hill respected him for it.

    His final numbers in Sept/Oct: .304 BA 6 HR 14 RBI 5 SB .362 OBP .522 SLG .884 OPS (29 games)
    Last edited by Bravo95; 01-28-2013 at 01:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
    Just did some browsing for more info on Justin's thumb injury last season:

    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...sts-thumb.html

    ^So that's the first week of the season, and that's what everyone said back then. He got hurt playing hard, which doesn't sound like the guy (allegedly) described by Gibson and Towers when explaining why he was moved.

    And then came the diagnosis:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/justin-...161515440.html

    Well, let's check his power numbers after that:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...=b#month::none

    Meh (for him). OK, let's see what happened when it finally healed.

    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diam...improving.html

    Seems like he took one for the team, and the clubhouse vets like Hill respected him for it.

    His final numbers in Sept/Oct: .304 BA 6 HR 14 RBI 5 SB .362 OBP .522 SLG .884 OPS (29 games)
    That's good to see. If he's healthy he will hit for some elite power. I can't wait


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22
    That's good to see. If he's healthy he will hit for some elite power. I can't wait
    The part of his game that I'll be focused on is defense, because those stats haven't been so kind lately. Same goes for his brother. But in recent years, we've seen a handful of Braves' players get much better with the glove. When I see a trend like that, I credit work ethic, the park, and also coaching. We'll see if the new guys get similar results.
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