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    Post Braves get Justin Upton in 7 player deal with Diamondbacks

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    Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.

    The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving up four minor leaguers in the deal, including top pitching prospect Randy Delgado. The other minor leaguers headed to Arizona are right-hander Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. Prado, projected to play third base for the Diamondbacks, can become a free agent after this season.

    Upton, who has five-plus major league seasons but still is just 25 years old, will join older brother B.J. Upton, who recently signed a free agent contract with Atlanta. The younger Upton, who has three years and $38.5 million left on his contract, had been the subject of trade speculation throughout the offseason and vetoed a trade to the Seattle Mariners.

    "Bittersweet day for me. So happy to get the chance to play with my brother in Atlanta but will miss the city and the fans here in Phoenix," Upton said in a tweet.

    Prado, who joins fellow Venezuelan Miguel Montero in Arizona, made the All-Star team in 2010 as a second baseman and played mostly in left field last season. A versatile infielder, Prado was projected to move to third base for the Braves this season to replace the retired Chipper Jones.

    Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said via Twitter that the team wants to sign Prado to a long-term deal.

    "This is the type of player we want in our lineup," he wrote.
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    Im a happy Braves fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwaldo View Post
    LOL! That's pretty funny. Thats going back a few. Also heard that the outfield is now named Up, Up and a Hey.
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    This is huge for the Braves. Their OF is stacked now for years. All three are still young and solid players. I'm very excited to be a Braves fan.
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    Very excited Braves fan now as there outfield is prob within the top 2-3 in the majors. Im ready for them to start playing games now.
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    Arguably the most athletic outfield in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemson2012 View Post
    Very excited Braves fan now as there outfield is prob within the top 2-3 in the majors. Im ready for them to start playing games now.
    Who is better would you say?
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    Im biased and dont think anyone has a better outfield but Im a braves fan. I believe the Dodgers have a decent outfield along with the Nats. Thats the only 2 that comes close that I can think of right now.
    I am an avid Atlanta Braves Auto collector. I am in the process of updating all my autos to a spreadsheet and organizing them. I am always looking for Atlanta Braves RCs Autos and also nice veteran autos.
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    I am a Braves fan to ... And the Upton Boys played ball in VA where I'm from (about an hour away) and I am a Jason Heyward Supercollector... I think they have the best outfield in baseball with the Angels and National's coming in a close 2nd & 3rd...
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