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The Upton Deal's Impact On The Farm

Losing Nick Ahmed does sting a bit

The trade for Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks not only has an impact on the big league squad, it has both short-term and long-term effects on the Braves' farm system overall. Did the deal make sense with what the Braves gave up on the minor league side?

Absolutely! Yes the Braves had to part with the likes of Martin Prado and Randall Delgado [who is no longer rookie eligible], but you have to give up big league talent to get big league talent and the Braves also received big league third baseman Chris Johnson in the deal. Whichever side of the fence one lands on in this particular trade, at worst it was a two for two swap of current big...

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