Re: Justin Upton traded to Braves
In a Reds Dbacks game last year Chris Welch brought up something I thought was interesting with Justin Upton. He basically pointed out that he was trying to pull everything out of LF. If the got the ball middle in he was able to hit the ball a long way. If the ball was kept middle to outside he was pulling off the ball and didn't have a prayer. It was ironic because for the rest of the series the Reds pitched him away and Upton didn't do anything. But when they missed middle in he hit the ball into the stands.
I guess my biggest question for the Braves is which Justin Upton are they getting. Are they getting the MVP candidate or are they getting the underachiever? It should raise some alarms when an organization sours quickly on a young cost controlled player with a big upside.
I know its going to be awfully windy at Turner Field with all the K's next season.