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Braves double down on streaky Uptons

There was no name that caused more debate in organizations around baseball this offseason than “Upton.”

There were impassioned debates on the Upton issue, talent vs. intangibles. There were baseball people who pleaded with their teams to go after B.J. Upton as a free agent and to deal with Arizona for younger brother Justin Upton, and there also were those who said “over my dead body” would they have either.

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