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Upton's interest in Braves soaring

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08:16 AM ET 11.27 | Instead of adding arms, Braves GM Frank Wren made it clear he was interested in acquiring outfielders. Two months later, the Braves are still in search of a center fielder and left fielder. But with the Winter Meetings set to begin in Nashville, Tenn., next Monday, Wren could soon gain more clarity about what his roster will look like next year. The tone and activity during this year's Meetings will be heavily influenced by free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton, who stands as the Braves' top target. ... [Two months ago], Upton seemed to be most interested in landing with the Phillies. But his interest in the Braves seemed to soar after he met with Wren, manager Fredi Gonzalez, former skipper Bobby Cox and others at Turner Field two weeks ago.

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November 27, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Take The Money And Run, Bro.

November 27, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Someone is going to overpay.

November 27, 2012  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Someone is going to overpay.

might be the braves, but i hope not. last thing that team needs is an 'uggla' contract for an OF spot.

November 27, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Upton needs to consider which one of those teams I have a better chance of playing in the post season with during my time there, the question should be easy to answer Braves.

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November 27, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

might be the braves, but i hope not. last thing that team needs is an 'uggla' contract for an OF spot.

Upton is still under 30. It won't be an Uggla contract. But he is what he is - a .250 hitter with power and speed that whiffs a lot.

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November 27, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Also good on defense. A slightly better version of Mike Cameron.

Fixed

November 27, 2012  10:48 AM ET

I see nothing wrong with going with Bourn

November 27, 2012  01:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I see nothing wrong with going with Bourn

He is 3 years older and thought to be significantly more expensive.

November 27, 2012  02:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I see nothing wrong with going with Bourn

After Bourn's terrible second half, I don't want him back. No excuse for a man with that much speed to ground out to first with a 3-1 count as many times as he did.

November 27, 2012  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

After Bourn's terrible second half, I don't want him back. No excuse for a man with that much speed to ground out to first with a 3-1 count as many times as he did.

He hit a few homers and thought he was power hitter.

November 27, 2012  02:22 PM ET

Atlanta would be a Good Fit, should push Braves closer to Da Nats!

November 27, 2012  03:16 PM ET

Bourn is a better top of the order hitter by far, for the money just pay it.

November 27, 2012  04:14 PM ET

Bourn is a Scott Boras client. That alone makes it extremely unlikely he will re-sign with Atlanta.

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November 27, 2012  07:10 PM ET

wiseup:Upton could help add a little punch in the braves lineup annd offer some protection to top and middle of lineup, also some defense in outfield.

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November 27, 2012  07:39 PM ET

the way things are going,,the braves can use that as a excuse, about lower contract and deal??

 
November 27, 2012  07:41 PM ET

for upton higher expectations the future may turn to be not too bright in atlanta, then again give upton a lower offer that phillies can't match at all,,,

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