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08:10 AM ET 11.29 | Atlanta, after adding B.J. Upton, may not be done yet. The Braves' next move, in fact, could be as fascinating as their first -- and [Shane Victorino] is but one option. Club officials have discussed the idea of trading for Denard Span in addition to signing Upton, but talks with the Minnesota Twins failed to progress, major league sources say. Span would be a dream fit, batting leadoff and joining Upton and Jason Heyward in an all-world defensive outfield. ... The Cincinnati Reds also like Span and could start a package with right-hander Mike Leake, the likely odd man out with lefty Aroldis Chapman moving to their rotation. But the Braves can offer a greater range of starters to the pitching-hungry Twins, if the talks revive.

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November 29, 2012  09:55 AM ET

BJ Upton - Now officially over paid. What a crazy contract.

November 29, 2012  10:10 AM ET

A Spanner In The Works....

November 29, 2012  11:16 AM ET

This makes the braves legit contenders.

November 29, 2012  11:53 AM ET

They still need a lead-off hitter. Either re-sign Bourne (which isn't looking likely) or they will need to acquire one.

November 29, 2012  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

BJ Upton - Now officially over paid. What a crazy contract.

maybe the braves overpaid him but they could have a great deffense in the outfield, now the braves need to sign hamilton to a 3 years 60 millions deal and the braves offense should be feared by every team in both leagues!!

November 29, 2012  01:00 PM ET

braves need a leadoff hitter? what about jeff phillips from cincinati?

November 29, 2012  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

maybe the braves overpaid him but they could have a great deffense in the outfield, now the braves need to sign hamilton to a 3 years 60 millions deal and the braves offense should be feared by every team in both leagues!!

Bourne is a better outfielder than bourne is and doesn't strike out 150 times a year. Braves offense is going to be homerun or nothing.

November 29, 2012  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

maybe the braves overpaid him but they could have a great deffense in the outfield, now the braves need to sign hamilton to a 3 years 60 millions deal and the braves offense should be feared by every team in both leagues!!

The Braves like to stick to their budget. They have about 10 more mill to spend. Hamilton is too expensive for them.

Plenty of money left to trade for Span or Fowler. Victorino is a possibility as well...

November 29, 2012  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bourne is a better outfielder than bourne is and doesn't strike out 150 times a year. Braves offense is going to be homerun or nothing.

The only one that can kill Barnes is Barnes!

Umm, you do realized that Bourn struck out over 155 times last year right? (so with Upton you got 14 more Ks last year and more production) How about total bases? Bourn: 244...Upton: 260.

Upton's defense is good enough and he will be cheaper (and 3 years younger) than Bourn.

November 29, 2012  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The only one that can kill Barnes is Barnes!Umm, you do realized that Bourn struck out over 155 times last year right? (so with Upton you got 14 more Ks last year and more production) How about total bases? Bourn: 244...Upton: 260.Upton's defense is good enough and he will be cheaper (and 3 years younger) than Bourn.

*Caveat

I'm a Braves fan and therefore will rationalize any move that is made.

November 29, 2012  04:59 PM ET

Span traded to the Nats. Now its Fowler, Victorino or keep Prado in left and use Francisco at 3b.

November 29, 2012  05:00 PM ET

hamilton should get a two years 30 millions deal not bad for the braves right??,,,

November 29, 2012  05:00 PM ET
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hamilton should get a two years 30 millions deal not bad for the braves right??,,,

He will be looking for at least 5 years at 20 Million.

November 29, 2012  05:26 PM ET

a trade for the OF span would help alot the braves outfield, the question is are the braves willing to trade top pitching prospects at all??

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November 29, 2012  07:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Span traded to the Nats. Now its Fowler, Victorino or keep Prado in left and use Francisco at 3b.

i say victorino, use prado at 3b. the jury's still out on francisco, let's see if he reports to ST in better shape.

November 29, 2012  08:35 PM ET

I'm kind of surprised that Span was traded straight up for a minor leaguer. It seems like the Twinkies should have been able to get more out of that deal.

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November 29, 2012  10:42 PM ET
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He will be looking for at least 5 years at 20 Million.

hamilton has nothing on his favor other than the injury rash in every year, for the same reason no team should sign him for more than 3 years at most,,,,,,

 
November 29, 2012  10:43 PM ET
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hamilton has nothing on his favor other than the injury rash in every year, for the same reason no team should sign him for more than 3 years at most,,,,,,

injuries DO play a big role, and with that black spot in your record as a player its hard to not worried about it!!!

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