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Who got the best center fielder?

Dec 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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Denard Span and Ben Revere each were traded from Minnesota to NL East clubs.

There were no shortage of teams seeking center fielders when this offseason began, and there were no shortage of players available to those teams, whether via free agency or trades.

All of this resulted in a mad rush to scoop up those center fielders, especially in the the NL East, with the division's top three clubs all making significant acquisitions over the last two weeks.

It began with the Braves signing B.J. Upton to a five-year, $75.25 million contract. It continued with the Nationals snagging Denard Span from the Twins in exchange for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. And it concluded Thursday with the Phillies prying another center fielder away from Minnesota, getting Ben Revere for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.

In the meantime, Shane Victorino got a three-year, $39 million contract from the Red Sox. Angel Pagan got $40 million over four years to stay with the Giants. And through it all, Michael BournRead more ยป

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  1. UnkyD - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Like a college town, after a national championship?

  2. natsfan1a - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Yeah, that's it. :-)

  3. TheManBearPig - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    "His #1 comp on B-R is Tony Clark. At age 33, Clark had his best season (30 HR, OPS+ 154); he hadn't had a good year for three years before that. After his age 33 season, Clark played four more seasons. His OPS+ was over 100 (102) for exactly one of those seasons."But wasn't Clark's best season was before, not after, his shoulder surgery? ALR's chances of at least 3 more seasons of 25+ HR/90+ RBI seem pretty good.

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 73 53 --
ATLANTA 67 61 7.0
MIAMI 63 63 10.0
NEW YORK 60 68 14.0
PHILADELPHIA 56 71 17.5
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FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
THU: OFF
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