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I have no idea what Towers is doing in Arizona
Actually a reasonably good deal for the Diamondbacks
Prado is a FA at the end of the year.
Unfortunately, Johnson is meant to be terrible at 3rd by all accounts, and has a reverse platoon split, so they can't really platoon him with Francisco - who sports a very similar career batting line.
I'm not 100% sure Chris Johnson will start, though it's the most likely scenario. Another possibility is moving Uggla to 3B and signing a 2B like Kelly Johnson, which would leave them with one defensive problem in the infield instead of two.
I guess I'm in the minority in thinking that's an awfully light package...
Delgado looks like he's already a league average SP with some upside--which is pretty valuable as a 23 year old with less than a year of service time.
Okay: WTF are you doing out there, Kevin Towers?
The real problem with Atlanta's roster as currently constructed is that it has no leadoff hitter.
If I'm a D-Backs fan I'm not thrilled with this collection.
It's possible the Braves will use some of their leftover money to pick up a starter.
Cameron calls this win-win - I'm not sure what I think yet.
Nobody ages more gracefully than an over-30 2B.
J.Upton has a skill set that tends to be overrated,
CAIRO has Prado at 1.0 WAR
What's up with Upton's HBP totals?
There's some genuinely interesting Twitter debate about this trade and the potential extension to Prado between Dave Cameron vs. Joe Sheehan and Keith Law (Craig Calcaterra is also in there).
Now the braves need a 3rd baseman.
but Wren is able to sign Kate Upton to keep his all Upton outfield intact
Sheehan and Law are basically saying that having a player under contract does not help to sign him to an extension?
Chris Johnson is a streaky hitter, and he can produce a flurry of HRs and line drives when he is in a groove. But he is frustrating because of his inability to take a walk. His batting line relies too much on year to year BABIP.
How many teams have an All-African-American outfield anymore? Phillies: Brown-Revere-Young. Tigers on days Quintin Berry plays - Berry-Jackson-Hunter.
The best thing about this news is that it FINALLY ends those stupid Kubel-to-the-Orioles rumors
One thing that looks promising about Francisco's record is how far he's come defensively at third base.
The Blue Jays really gave up too much for one year of RA Dickey.
Dan posted post trade zips...
Prado 3.3, upton 3.1, Delgado 1, Ahmed 1, Johnson .5, spruill .4
Upton is erratic and has reached the point where if he was going to be a star, he would be already.
61, No, they seem to be saying that when receiving a player in a trade, you should never bake-in (Sheehan's words) an extension (even if fairly concurrent) as part of that trade.
Which you can agree or disagree with, but seems like the silliest of distinctions without a difference (E.g. "the DBacks LOST the trade. But you know, a day afterwards, they had a good TOTALLY UNRELATED transaction where they signed Prado to an extension").
Why should Prado give the Diamondbacks any discount once the trade is made? Because it has suddenly become his "hometown" team? He's a wealthy baseball player, he can make his home town where-ever he wants it. When you and I move we may throw our backs out doing it ourselves, Martin signs a check to the movers to move 10x as much stuff as you and I own combined.
Upton's agent told team in Oct. that a trade might be best for everyone. NO trade demand was made. Story soon on dbacks.com.
You'd think that 5 years of playing the OF next to his brother would be too good to pass up.
Unless they hate each other.
I'd say 2 years 40 million + an option year or something.
He also seems to have joined the Melky Cabrerra training plan this winter.
Let's have him put up improved numbers first. He's signed for the next three years as is and only put up a 107 OPS+ last year.
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