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Are the Mets and Braves potential trade partners this offseason?

One of the staples of offseason talk radio and blog writing is the trade column. And unfortunately, a lot of times this takes the form of “let’s group together our trash and trade it for your star.” There are multiple reasons why this happens. Among other things, it’s hard to be objective about the talent on your team. Additional reasons are that fans are unlikely to...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with bruised triceps

After being hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick, the Atlanta Braves are reporting that Justin Upton has left the game due to a bruised triceps. OF Justin Upton left tonight's game with a left triceps contusion. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 3, 2014On a team that is struggling to score runs, this injury is not good news...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch.'s Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: All-Star or Enigma?

Justin Upton joined the Atlanta Braves last off-season and high expectations accompanied his arrival.  Upton started out on fire in April, after that he had a mediocre season.  Overall, his season numbers ended up very close to his career averages, good but not great. The Upton and Chris Johnson for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado plus prospects trade has long been considered...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves injury updates: Justin Upton, Jason Heyward

The Atlanta Braves received two positive injury updates yesterday in regards to a pair of ailing outfielders. Justin Upton, who’s been sidelined with a bruised hand, told reporters – including Mark Bowman of – that he expects to be back in the team’s starting lineup today. Meanwhile, Bowman notes that Jason Heyward has been cleared to begin doing light conditioning...
Via MLB Injury News
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Braves are the hottest team in baseball

The Atlanta Braves have been unstoppable over the past three weeks, as Wednesday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals gave the NL East leaders their fourth straight sweep and their thirteenth victory in a row. The Braves are just three more wins away from their longest winning streak since 2000, and it’s been all about the offense’s ability to score runs over this streak...
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves News: Atlanta Ailing at the All-Star Break

The Atlanta Braves literally limped into the All-Star break on Sunday, losing their last game before the break 8-4 to the Reds to finish off a tough week that saw several key players go down with injury. On the optimistic side of things, the Braves do possess a 6 game lead in the NL East over the Nationals and hold the fifth best record in all of baseball. The injury bug indeed bit...
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Mid-Season Report Card

Team: Atlanta Braves Record: 54-41 (1st Place) Biggest Surprise of First Half: It’s hard for a team with such high expectations to have a surprise, but there has actually been a couple for the Braves this season. The biggest and best surprise has been the play of catcher Evan Gattis. In his first season at the MLB level, Gattis has hit an impressive .252 batting average, 14 home...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Why is Justin Upton Struggling?

The difference between a decent hitter and a great hitter is consistency. It's a pretty simple concept that has held true through history, but that has not stopped us all from proclaiming a decent hitter as great during their streaks and pitiful during their slumps. The 2013 version of that player is Justin Upton. Upton started the season as the next big thing, hitting 12 home...
Via The Sports Post
July 01, 2013  |  1 Comment
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