The faces, they are a changin'.
Rumour has it that the Braves have finallized a deal with Arizona to acquire left fielder, Justin Upton.
In exchange, Atlanta sends personal favourite Martin Prado...
young stud starter Randall Delgado....
and three prospects. Atlanta also receives 3rd baseman Chris Johnson in the deal.
I can't say as I'm thrilled with the deal. As a LF last year, Prado hit over .300 and was runner up for Gold Glove.
Upton hit .280 and was not in the running for Gold Glove.
Rumour has it that Atlanta was not going to pay Prado his 10-11 million asking price after this year. He makes 4 mil this year.
Upton makes 10 mil this year, and 14.5 mil for each of the next two seasons.
And we give up Delgado.
Now, I'll readily admit, these people are smarter than I am, but someone needs to explain this one to me.
In another deal I'm not too thrilled about that happened a month ago, the Braves swapped Tommy Hanson to the Angels for a reliever.
I'd show off cards of our new acquisitions, but I don't think I have any. None that I can find, anyway.