Reunited and it feels so good: Justin Upton to join his brother in Atlanta after blockbuster trade
Justin Upton, the #1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, will join BJ Upton and Jason Heyward in Atlanta, forming one of the best outfields in baseball.
Last year, Justin Upton hit .280 with 17 HR and 67 RBI. In 2011, however, he had a monster year, and finished 4th in MVP voting.
In a better lineup, I think both Uptons are poised to have monster seasons.
The Braves are shaping up to be one of the best teams in baseball. In exchange for Upton, they reportedly gave up 3B/OF Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, SS Nick Ahmed, RHP Zeke Spruill, and 1B/3B Brandon Drury. The Braves also received 3B Chris Johnson in the deal.
I think this makes the Braves one of the favorites in the NL, and they should definitely give the Nationals a run for their money. Both teams have a lot of young talent, although the Nationals probably have a considerably better starting pitching rotation.
What do you think... was this a good trade for the Braves? Are you wishing that your team went after Upton? As a Red Sox fan, I know I am.