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01-24-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
I think the difference is that Amaro cashed in his elite trade chips on Hunter Pence, and other GMs saved them for Upton or, maybe next year, Stanton. Atlanta gave up a good bit though. Obviously Upton's got the potential to be a huge difference maker but he hasn't been as good a player as Martin Prado in 2 of the last 3 seasons.
I mean other than batting average, Upton has better stats than prado but the difference is the braves new short stop is 23 and had a .335 OBP so prado is easily replaced. Uggla is the oldest player at 32. Everyone else is early mid twenties hitting their prime. Seriously they're the anti-Phillies. A team that truly knows when to trade their prospects and when to keep them while staying competitive.

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