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Braves get: Justin Upton, Chris Johnson
Diamondbacks get: Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, three other prospects

Big-time deal that gives Atlanta both of the Upton brothers without sacrificing 'much' of their prospect depth, though Delgado was arguably their top minor leaguer. Arizona gets a very good player in Prado that fills their hole at third base.

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I haven't seen anything special out of Delgado so I'm not too concerned about the longterm ramifications of this one. Especially getting Justin Upton at such a young age. This definitely makes up for the BJ Upton signing; who I deemed to be a more expensive version, and less impactful player than Michael Bourn.

Gonna miss Prado, he was a professional.

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    Originally posted by Hokienautic

The best part of that macro was that the MLB Network allegedly used it after the Justin Upton trade went down, giving MLB Memes one serious happy.

You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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