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Upton to Atlanta

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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:11 AM

Upton to Atlanta 


I bet you Arizona is pissed he rejected the Seattle deal now.  Upton to Braves


My immediate thought in this is what would Arizona want for Delgado, they seem to have a lot of pitching now.   Prado is a nice piece for Arizona but he is a free agent.  Seems like the Braves got a steal unless there is something we don't know about with Upton.

Not often you see teams just want to get rid of a young potential superstar.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 11:05 AM

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ARAMIS13 wrote: I bet you Arizona is pissed he rejected the Seattle deal now.  Upton to Braves


My immediate thought in this is what would Arizona want for Delgado, they seem to have a lot of pitching now.   Prado is a nice piece for Arizona but he is a free agent.  Seems like the Braves got a steal unless there is something we don't know about with Upton.

Not often you see teams just want to get rid of a young potential superstar.

You can never have enough SP. Just gives them more options in the long run.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 12:58 PM

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Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton? I know Prado is a valuable player too, but he's an impending free agent and going on 30 years old. I think Towers should have held out for Teheran, but it seems like he had a personal vendetta to get rid of Upton.

Nice job by Frank Wren, though. An outfield of the Upton brothers + Heyward is very athletic and talented.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:01 PM

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Anomalied wrote: Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton? I know Prado is a valuable player too, but he's an impending free agent and going on 30 years old. I think Towers should have held out for Teheran, but it seems like he had a personal vendetta to get rid of Upton.

Nice job by Frank Wren, though. An outfield of the Upton brothers + Heyward is very athletic and talented.
Prado is expected to sign an extension and now AZ may trade one of the prospects just acquired with a pitching prospect to acquire Porcello.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 2:48 PM

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cubs2007 wrote:
Anomalied wrote: Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton? I know Prado is a valuable player too, but he's an impending free agent and going on 30 years old. I think Towers should have held out for Teheran, but it seems like he had a personal vendetta to get rid of Upton.

Nice job by Frank Wren, though. An outfield of the Upton brothers + Heyward is very athletic and talented.
Prado is expected to sign an extension and now AZ may trade one of the prospects just acquired with a pitching prospect to acquire Porcello.
You're so in the know.   Thanks, I liked it better when an actual BASEBALL WRITER said it:

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/2944970363 66139393
Go away Cubs2007, no one cares what you have to say!!!!!
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Posted: 1/24/2013 3:00 PM

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chico23 wrote:
cubs2007 wrote:
Anomalied wrote: Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton? I know Prado is a valuable player too, but he's an impending free agent and going on 30 years old. I think Towers should have held out for Teheran, but it seems like he had a personal vendetta to get rid of Upton.

Nice job by Frank Wren, though. An outfield of the Upton brothers + Heyward is very athletic and talented.
Prado is expected to sign an extension and now AZ may trade one of the prospects just acquired with a pitching prospect to acquire Porcello.
You're so in the know.   Thanks, I liked it better when an actual BASEBALL WRITER said it:

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/2944970363 66139393
Glad the link makes you feel better -
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/...tend-prado.html

2:43pm: GM Kevin Towers confirmed via the team's Twitter account that he has discussed a deal with Prado's representation. "He is looking for some security. Confident we can get a deal done," the team tweeted.

2:27pm: The Diamondbacks have already opened contract talks with Prado about a long-term extension, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter).

11:16am: The Diamondbacks expect to sign Martin Prado to a long-term contract extension in the near future, Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports (on Twitter). Without the prospect of a long-term deal with Prado, the Diamondbacks wouldn't have completed the trade that sent Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to Atlanta for Prado and four others.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 5:10 PM

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Anomalied wrote: Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton?
I know, crazy.
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Posted: 1/24/2013 7:17 PM

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That's pretty cool that the Upton brothers will play side by side in ATL.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:38 AM

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KatieCubFan wrote:
Anomalied wrote: Hmmm... kind of weird that Delgado was almost traded for Dempster last season and now he's the main prospect dealt for Upton?
I know, crazy.
Teams do desperate things at the trade deadline if they think they are close.
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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:04 PM

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From an outsiders prospective, Arizona just got fleeced a second time in giving up on a young talent in a lopsided deal. First Bauer, now Upton. At these rates, I have to ask why the *%&$ didn't Jed try and get in on this?

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Posted: 1/25/2013 5:43 PM

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HolyMackeral wrote:

From an outsiders prospective, Arizona just got fleeced a second time in giving up on a young talent in a lopsided deal. First Bauer, now Upton. At these rates, I have to ask why the *%&$ didn't Jed try and get in on this?


I don't know about Bauer, but Arizona asked for Castro in a deal for Upton which killed further talks.

http://tracking.si.com/2013/01...n-castro-trade/
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Posted: 1/25/2013 9:00 PM

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HolyMackeral wrote:

From an outsiders prospective, Arizona just got fleeced a second time in giving up on a young talent in a lopsided deal. First Bauer, now Upton. At these rates, I have to ask why the *%&$ didn't Jed try and get in on this?

Upton has it in his contract that he can't be traded to the Cubs. That's why. Seattle wasted their time trying to orchestrate a trade, and they are on his list, too. For whatever reasons, Upton is simply not interested in being in Chicago... that said, it would have been nice to see him in RF for the next 3 years.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”  ~Albert Einstein

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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:01 AM

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mindbodyspirit wrote:
HolyMackeral wrote:

From an outsiders prospective, Arizona just got fleeced a second time in giving up on a young talent in a lopsided deal. First Bauer, now Upton. At these rates, I have to ask why the *%&$ didn't Jed try and get in on this?

Upton has it in his contract that he can't be traded to the Cubs. That's why. Seattle wasted their time trying to orchestrate a trade, and they are on his list, too. For whatever reasons, Upton is simply not interested in being in Chicago... that said, it would have been nice to see him in RF for the next 3 years.
In cases where players get a limited (4 or 5 team) no-trade clause, their agents often suggest that they select major market teams (Yankees, Cubs, etc) ...not because they don't want to go there, but rather because if that team wants them, they then might have leverage to get some more money, etc. in order to waive their no trade clause.

Now, that said he may very well not want to come to the Cubs, Seattle, etc...but it is a common tactic, so he may not actually dislike the Cubs.
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