Category: B.J. Upton

Craig Kimbrel Says the NL East Will Come Down to the Braves, Nationals and Phillies

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Last year the Atlanta Braves finished with 94 wins. Most years that would have been plenty to win the NL East. Not last year. The Washington Nationals announced their arrival with a 98-win season and they're not going away. Neither are the Braves, though. Atlanta made a blockbuster trade for Justin ...

Brian McCann Believes Great Things are Still Ahead of Him Heading Into Contract Year

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Brian McCann appeared to be the next great catcher in baseball, driving in nearly 100 runs and hitting in the vicinity of .300 from 2006 to 2009 in Atlanta. With multiple things bothering him, the last few years haven't been quite as productive. Now McCann is entering the final year ...

Justin Upton Hopes for More Consistency Playing Alongside his Brother in Atlanta

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Justin Upton was hardly a model of consistency in Arizona. He hit 26 home runs in 2009, followed by years with 17, 31 and 17 again, with RBI numbers fluctuating accordingly. After a monster offseason trade, Upton landed alongside brother B.J. in Atlanta, where he says he'll strive for more ...

Fredi Gonzalez Looks Forward to a Season with Two Uptons in His Lineup

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Atlanta Braves made one of the biggest headlines of the offseason late last week when they got Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a seven-player trade. The deal means Justin will be playing with brother B.J. in Atlanta this season, giving the Braves a prolific outfield that manager ...

B.J. Upton Believes The Braves Are A Great Fit For Him Because Bobby Cox And Fredi Gonzalez Made Him Feel Comfortable

Friday, November 30th, 2012

B.J. Upton is heading northeast from Tampa Bay after the centerfielder inked a  five-year contract for $75.25 million. His contract is the biggest one ever given to a free agent by the franchise. But the 28-year-old is happy to sign with Atlanta beyond simply the money. He believes his new organization ...