After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked.

The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way production from Tampa Bay and eventually form a dynamic outfield tandem with his brother Justin. But while Justin has thrived, B.J. has been a colossal flop in Atlanta.

After he failed to crack the Mendoza line in 446 plate appearances last season, the Braves had to figure some positive regression would be in store for the guy who'd posted an above-average OPS+ in five of the previous six seasons.