Justin Upton a smart bet for Padres

Justin Upton is a smart bet for the Padres, who didn't lose either of their top two prospects. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports

The Padres just keep making transactions -- I feel like they're about to get in a waiver-wire war over Tim Pugh -- to the point where they seem to have too many cooks in their lineup, but acquiring Justin Upton is a smart bet on a great athlete who hasn't reached his potential. Atlanta couldn't retain Upton long term anyway, so they cashed him in for a solid package of prospects to help them a few years down the line.

Upton's career hasn't quite matched expectations;