Could the Atlanta Braves Sign B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn?

Going into the off-season there were nine players who declined their qualifying offers–thus forcing any prospective team without a protected first-round pick to surrender their draft choice as compensation.

Of those nine players, two re-signed with their former teams (David Ortiz and Hiroki Kuroda), two signed with teams with low-seed picks (Josh Hamilton and B.J. Upton), and one signed with a protected pick (Nick Swisher).

And then there were four: including center fielder Michael Bourn.…rest the rest of this article at Baseball News Source.


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