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January 24, 2013

Braves bring Justin and B.J. Upton together – ESPN

by @ 10:43 pm.   Filed under braves

“Who’s the real leader on that club now?” asked one longtime scout. “Losing Martin Prado is huge from an intangible standpoint.”

“That’s my question,” said an NL executive. “Does this trade make them better talent-wise? No question. But team-wise? I don’t think so. I’m not faulting them on the deal. I’m just asking: Who’s been the heart and soul of the Atlanta Braves for the last 18 years? That’s Chipper Jones. And who’s been the player for the last two years who looked like he was sliding in to assume that responsibility? Martin Prado. So that’s a big, big loss for that team.”

Prado certainly wasn’t the most famous name on this team’s roster. But he was so beloved by his teammates and carried so much weight in everything he said and did that his exit in this deal will reverberate more than most people would think.

It was the biggest reason, in fact, the same NL exec was the only person we surveyed who gave a thumbs-down on this trade.

read the rest: http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove12/story/_/id/8877481/braves-bring-justin-bj-upton-together.



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