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With the departure of Michael Bourn in free agency and the retirement of Chipper Jones, the Braves found themselves needing a pair of outfielders to shore up their roster.
The center field void was filled quickly, as the team signed B.J. Upton to a five-year, $75.25 million deal in late November.
Despite having one of the most impressive skill sets in all of baseball, B.J. has not always seen that translate to production. For instance, he hit a career-high 28 home runs and swiped 31 bases in 2012, but he did it while hitting just .246 with a dismal .298 on-base percentage.
Those questions marks were enough for the deal to quickly be described as one of the offseason's worst.
However, the Braves then made things significantly more interesting when they sent a package of players to the Diamondbacks for outfielder Justin Upton.
Still just 25 years old, Justin has been knocking on the door of superstardom for years. However, he took a step back last season and was in desperate need of a change of scenery.
Could Atlanta reap the rewards of the two brothers pushing each other, leading to career years from both of them?
Boom or Bust?
Boom. The answer to that question is yes. Yes they could.