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    Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

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    Braves To Sign B.J. Upton
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [November 28 at 4:49pm CST]
    4:49pm: It's a five-year, $75.25MM contract, Rosenthal reports (on Twitter).

    Upton declined a qualifying offer from the Rays, which means the Rays are now eligible to obtain a top pick in the 2013 draft. The Braves will surrender their first round draft pick to sign Upton, though that selection won't go directly to Tampa Bay.

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    Overpay IMO.

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by jhu1321 View Post
    Overpay IMO.
    Agreed

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Good pass by the Reds.
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    I still can't believe this. The guy has plenty of potential.... but they just gave $75,000,000 to a guy who had a SUB .300 OBP last year. That is mind boggling.

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    I'd say the Votto contract look pretty darn solid right now.

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    He's average 4 wins a season for the last 6 years. But yeah, the drop in his BB rate last year is reason for concern.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Holy crap that's a lot of money. I don't even know if I'd give his brother that kind of money (yet...) let alone him. Can't walk anymore. Strikes out a ton. Isn't exactly known for his hustle and all-in-for-the-team attitude. No thanks.

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    I wouldn't pay half that. $30 Million over 5 years would sound about right for him (in an expensive market). This year's Chone Figgins IMO.

    I think his defense is overblown as well.
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    The money is getting out of hand.Where is it all coming from and how much longer can this keep up?I remember the owners crying broke in the 80's before anyone was making more than 2 million.I mean how can a 4th outfielder like Jonny Gomes get 5 mil a year?Mind mind boggling.
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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    I'd say the Votto contract look pretty darn solid right now.
    Seriously. I don't know if this is TV related or what, but the contracts being thrown around this offseason would've been laughed at a few years ago. Poor Joey might've left some money on the table.

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Yet my blurb linking to the ESPN insider article says Keith Law says the Braves are buying low on Upton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    The money is getting out of hand.Where is it all coming from and how much longer can this keep up?I remember the owners crying broke in the 80's before anyone was making more than 2 million.I mean how can a 4th outfielder like Jonny Gomes get 5 mil a year?Mind mind boggling.

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    Yeah, it seems as though free agency is on it's way to again reaching the heights of the mid 00's, if not higher. Definitely glad to have Votto locked up now.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Braves To Sign B.J. Upton

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Seriously. I don't know if this is TV related or what, but the contracts being thrown around this offseason would've been laughed at a few years ago. Poor Joey might've left some money on the table.
    You think Votto left money on the table..... did you see how little money Evan Longoria just signed for his extension? I know that he has money for his family for generations with what he signed, but he probably could have gotten 50% more.


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