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Atlanta Braves Great Outfield Trio Working to Perfection

Jason Heyward

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

When the Atlanta Braves went into this season looking to field an outfield of B.J. Upton, Justin Upton and Jason Heyward, many began to talk about how they could put up the best numbers of any outfield trio in over half a century. They very well might do that before they are done and they might all be headed to the hall-of-fame by the end of their run together. What seems like a slow start for the trio however might be exactly the kind of start they needed to get off to.

Sure neither of the three have been hot while another was hot. Justin Upton was great when B.J. and Heyward were slow starting. Just as Justin began to fade off into a slump, B.J. began to hit a little better. Now as both Uptons are slow to get the bat going, Heyward has been knocking the cover off of the ball. So, you see how they are working like a machine? No?

Think about it. Sure they could all be hot at the same time but why? Isn’t that unrealistic anyway? Who could plan for three key players to all be on fire all season long? I think the fact that they Braves have had at least one of the big three hot all season long means a lot to why they are still in first place as well as where they are going in the post season. I have a feeling that the first time all three of these guys are hitting together might be in October.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.