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Hullabaloo
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Holy frick beachy is a man!


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tduecen
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Justin comes off a little like Andrew Jones did early in his career, things are so natural for him it looks like he isn't trying. The difference Braves fans hope for is that as he ages he learns not to get by on just talent and then starts putting in all the extra work that separates the good from great.
























Disclaimer: I am not saying he doesn't do those things now because I've never read one way or the other if he has. Just making a generalized comment about how it appears.


The White Lobster
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Andruw did make things look natural, but he was lazy off the field

Reportly Upton isn't


Robot Santa
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Andruw did make things look natural, but he was lazy off the field



Yep. That laziness resulted in him rapidly ballooning into the fatass he eventually became once the benefits of great genetics started wearing off.

If he had stayed in shape he could have been a 1st ballot HoFer type.


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tduecen
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Well you never know really, and like I said I can't state one way or the other because I haven't really read anything about it.
I think losing Prado/Chipper could impact the Braves more from a leadership perspective because they are so young. McCann/Hudson need to really step up as they are the veteran leadership in that clubhouse. Bringing Chipper back would be huge even if he is only good for 100-110 games on the year.


SouljaBreauxTellEm
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Whoever called #8 for JUp.. nice call.


OBUDan
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We should hit Uggla lead off.


SouljaBreauxTellEm
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Maddon of the Rays would certainly entertain that thought.

But back to Upton

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Since the start of the 2009 season, Upton has batted .286 with 91 home runs, 77 stolen bases, a .362 on-base percentage and .485 slugging percentage. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez and Los Angeles' Matt Kemp are the only other Major Leaguers who have hit at least .280 with 90-plus homers and 75-plus stolen bases during this span.


Such elite company


OBUDan
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It's a worth a shot.

I just don't see Simmons holding that job down, unless his bat is far better than every report ever indicates.


tduecen
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Braves should bring in Kelly Johnson as a possible insurance policy


Robot Santa
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Like I said earlier, I think we should consider starting the season with Heyward and Simmons as the 1-2. Simmons looked good in limited ABs last year, but I think we need to find out a little more about him before putting him in a position where he could faceplant.


catfish 62
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So you have Heyward batting lead off then?


papz
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I think with how the roster is situated, I'd have Heyward leading off too.


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OBUDan
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Would make sense in a lot of ways.


tduecen
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He can play 2B/SS and possibly fill in at 3B has some pop and adequate defensively. They have about 10 million to play with and he wouldn't be expensive probably in 2 million range


papz
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Probably double that.


tduecen
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Made 6.3 million last year, about to be 31 coming off a .225/.313/.365 season... and no offers to this point so maybe 3 million


papz
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I can see that. 3 or 4 million on a 1 year deal to build his value back up. I mean Keppinger got a 3 year deal at 4 and Johnson offers more offensive potential. Ryan Roberts got 2.95 on a 1 year deal too.
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Robot Santa
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So you have Heyward batting lead off then?


Maybe. He and J-Up are the only two guys on the roster who have a true leadoff skill set. It's kind of a waste to put someone with power in that spot, but it may have to be done.


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Broski
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Heyward
Simmons
J. Upton
Freeman
McCann
BJ Upton
Uggla
Francisco/Johnson Pain Train


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