Position-by-Position Braves-Nationals Breakdown After Justin Upton Blockbuster

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Position-by-Position Braves-Nationals Breakdown After Justin Upton Blockbuster
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The Atlanta Braves now have two very talented brothers in their outfield and a roster that's custom-designed to reclaim dominion over the NL East.

The Braves made one of the biggest splashes of the MLB offseason on Thursday morning, pulling off a trade for Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton. He'll get to play alongside his older brother B.J., who signed with the Braves as a free agent earlier this winter.

As reported by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the trade for Upton cost the Braves Martin Prado and top right-handed prospect Randall Delgado. Beyond them, the Braves parted with mere spare parts, and they're also getting third baseman Chris Johnson in the deal.

The 2013 NL East race was already set to be a two-team death match between the Braves and the Washington Nationals, and now it's all but certain to be just that. The Braves have a team that matches up very well next to the reigning division champs.

As for which team is truly better as things stand right now, well, for that we need to do a side-by-side comparison.

Note: Traditional stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com. Sabermetric stats courtesy of FanGraphs.

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