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Are you happy with the Braves signing of Upton? Or would you have rather they resigned Bourn?
Don't really know how I feel about it yet
Vince Lombardi was asked how it felt to have the best football team in the world. He replied, I don't know. We haven't played Alabama yet.
Upton by far!
I don't like the money we gave Upton, however giving 16M+/year to a lead-off hitter like Bourn would be crazy. Bourn is getting older and his legs will start to slow down over the next few years. Upton, if he has matured still has a lot of life in him and if he slows down some, you can move him to left field. Something tells me that is where the Braves want him anyway.
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Bourn was good defensively and steals bases, but was never a great hitter. I'm glad we didn't overpay for him. I think we've seen his ceiling. He is a good ball player but not worth what he's now asking.
We're paying for Upton's potential. What he has done so far doesn't merit what we will pay for him. Buster olney wrote a nice article about this. We've got nothing in the farm system so I don't hate this move.
Span would have been the safe move. Upton could be big, but could be a disaster. I glhave faith in Wren. I think he's done a good job so far.
You skeptics will be glad when you see the paycheck Bourn gets from the Phillies or Nats.
I'll be interested to see where he ends up. Nats got Span right after the Braves announced Upton.
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