Originally Posted by cards press box
One test of a trade is this: which team got the single best player in the deal? That would be Atlanta and Justin Upton, respectively. I'm a fan of Martin Prado but the Braves got the better end of this trade.
No question the Braves came out ahead in this trade. Upton had a down year in 2012, but if he plays up to his capabilities, he could be one of the best outfielders in the game. The Braves needed another star to take over for Chipper Jones: it looks like they've found him.