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01-24-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
Prado was mostly playing LF for the Braves last year. Overall their stats were pretty close last year and in 2010, with Prado slightly better, mostly because a single is greater than a walk. Upton was also in a more HR friendly home park. It's a lot to give up a player who's that close in value to the guy your getting when you're also giving up a top prospect. But Upton is younger, and potentially a lot better than Prado going forward. Pretty good trade for both teams, I think.
I agree. I don't think either team won the trade just that, Atlanta was really looking for a power bat and they got it, while prados high OBP is replaced by another younger guy in the system. That's good asset management.

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