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Braves bench B.J. Upton again

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08:51 AM ET 06.01 | Counting Friday night, B.J. Upton has been benched five times in the Braves last seven games. And in the two games he started he went 0 for 6 with five strikeouts. Overall this year he's "hitting" .136/.232/.247 with 62 strikeouts in 158 at bats. He's in the first year of a five-year, $75 million deal. If the Braves weren't in first place I figure he'd be getting way more pub than he is for stinking as bad as he has.

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June 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET

If the Braves didn't also have Justin, I'd think they thought they were getting the other Upton when they gave him that contract.

June 1, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If the Braves didn't also have Justin, I'd think they thought they were getting the other Upton when they gave him that contract.

Like when the Mets traded for the wrong Zambrano.

June 1, 2013  10:00 AM ET

That family atmosphere rarely works in sports

June 1, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That family atmosphere rarely works in sports

Worked for the Cards with the Dean boys.

In a doubleheader Dizzy pitched the first game Daffy a no hitter in the second. Dizzy said " if I knowed he was gonna pictch a no hitter i'da throwed one too"

June 1, 2013  12:49 PM ET

Cal / Billy Ripken didn't work so badly.

June 1, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That family atmosphere rarely works in sports

The Aaron brothers combined for over 755 homers.

June 1, 2013  12:51 PM ET

Who could ever forget the glory that was Ozzie and Jose Canseco?

June 1, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Who could ever forget the glory that was Ozzie and Jose Canseco?

Or the Giambi bros.

June 1, 2013  12:57 PM ET

I have said before the Upton Brothers were over rated. Fortunately for the braves Justin Upton has done well so far. BJ Upton is true to form. Question is will Justin Upton play as well the entire season. Past history shows he will fade after ALL-Star break.

June 1, 2013  12:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I have said before the Upton Brothers were over rated. Fortunately for the braves Justin Upton has done well so far. BJ Upton is true to form. Question is will Justin Upton play as well the entire season. Past history shows he will fade after ALL-Star break.

I see you finally dropped that "wiseup:" thing.

Kudos.

June 1, 2013  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I see you finally dropped that "wiseup:" thing.Kudos.

+1

June 1, 2013  05:00 PM ET

benched 5 times in seven games?played two games=to six strikeouts,,hmmm,this player has his luck locked indeed,just sit and analized he gets paid big money to sit in the bench and to strikeout as much as he can,he hasn't been able to help the team in either way offensively or deffensively,,,this guy has two serious options,,,either go down to the minors and clear up his mind,,,or just sitdown in the bench and become a fan or a bat boy assistant!!!!

June 1, 2013  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

+1

the wiseup has vanished,,,,possible location??the bermudas triangle!!!

June 1, 2013  05:02 PM ET

If B,J UPTON has lost shame,,he will refuse the minor league demotion,,,,

June 1, 2013  06:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If the Braves didn't also have Justin, I'd think they thought they were getting the other Upton when they gave him that contract.

if the braves didn't have JUSTIN UPTON,,man the braves could had been in the last place,,,,

June 1, 2013  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Cal / Billy Ripken didn't work so badly.

carl ripken should sign with the halos as a hitting coach,,just saying,,,

June 1, 2013  07:38 PM ET

BRIAN Macaan would likely sign a two years deal with the yankees,,lets not forget the yanks are catcherless since the start of the regular 2013 season,,,

June 1, 2013  07:40 PM ET

ELSBURY should sign a two years deal with the red sox,,why waste any time in the free agent market???lets not forget this OF is a injury-prone player nothing more nothing less!!!

June 1, 2013  07:42 PM ET

next sopping list for the yankees? it should be in the far asian country's,alikes,south korea/china/japan/tawan/some where in those country's the yankees organization are about to get loaded with tough pitching starters,,,,

 
June 1, 2013  07:43 PM ET

and the braves have to hire a personal hitting coach for BJ UPTON,,and perhaps a little enterteainement for the OF to relax his tired mind,,,

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