Braves Rumors: Atlanta ‘Best Fit’ for Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton?

It appears more and more likely that the Arizona Diamondbacks will part ways with outfielder Justin Upton prior to the start of the 2013 MLB season, and Buster Olney of ESPN believes the Atlanta Braves could be the “best fit” for the young slugger.


Olney notes that depending on what the Texas Rangers decide to do, the Braves may well be the best fit for Upton. Texas and Atlanta have been two of the primary teams linked to the 25-year-old throughout the offseason.

However, Olney notes that Texas may elect to hold onto top prospects such as Mike Olt, Jurickson Profar and Martin Perez to use at a later date to pursue Giancarlo Stanton and David Price, a pair of high-profile players that are expected to eventually become available.

Unlike the Rangers, Olney believes the Braves would be willing to part with a “good package of prospects” for Upton. This would likely include one or two of Atlanta highly regarded young arms.

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