Upton Bros. Reunited in ATL after Blockbuster Trade!
“Great deal for Atlanta,” said one AL exec.
“Love, love, love this for Atlanta,” said an NL exec.
“Any time you can trade for a player like that,” said another NL executive, “an All-Star-caliber player who’s that young [25 years old], it has to improve your team.” – espn
The first two brothers to ever be picked No. 1 and No. 2 in different year drafts have landed on the same team, the Atlanta Braves! After a blockbuster trade Thursday afternoon, Justin will join his big brother B.J. AKA Bossman Junior Upton on the Braves! The last time these two played on the same team was in Justin’s freshman year at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia! Justin, 25, comes over eight weeks after the Braves picked up B.J., 28, off the free-agency market! Now the Braves are loaded in the outfield with B.J. signed through 2017, Justin through 2015, and Jason Heyward, 23, through 2015! Check out details of the trade below!
The Braves and Diamondbacks have completed a seven-player trade. Here’s where everyone is headed.
|Atlanta Braves Get|
|Justin Upton OF|
|Chris Johnson 3B|
|Arizona Diamondbacks Get|
|Randall Delgado P|
|Martin Prado INF|
|Nick Ahmed SS|
|Brandon Drury 3B|
|Zeke Spruill P|
(chart courtesy espn)