In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Braves send low quality quantity for J. Upton (and they get back 3B Chris Johnson), who is better than any OF farm pipe dream.
Rendall Del Gado BA "B+ Sickels+ 2013 92.2 IP 1.414 WHIP >= Webster "B Sickels" P
Prado <or= Ellsbury Both FA 2014 OF/UIF
Ahmed "farm scrap D rated Sickels" <or= Holt UIF
Drury "B minus farm Sickels" <or= Cecchini "B farm Sickels" 3B
Spruill "B minus frm Sickels" <or= Wilson "B minus Sickels" P
Needless to say, price was cheap for J. Upton and Red Sox easily trump Braves without trading Bogaerts, Barnes or Bradley, Jr.
My trade pool for J. Upton was:
Brentz (likely not needed)
Webster or De La Rosa
One more from any farm hand except Barnes, Bradley, Jr. and Bogaerts
Cherry could have gotten the deal approved, with or without Braves et al as a third team, and had J. Upton agree to waive the "leverage for extension no-trade to likely big market trade teams" by putting a 5 year 85M extension after his current contract end in 2015
J. Upton 2013 9.5M (fits perfectly net zero with Ellsbury off books) Age 25
2014 14.25M 2015 14.5M (Base ~12M and 38.25M is Less than Shane's 39M)
2016 17M 2017 17M 2018 17M 2019 17M 2020 17M Age 32 off books
So far, the incomptent Cherry still has Ellsbury and Shane and 23 million on the 2013 books, and nothing but pipe dreams for 2013 and beyond.
The Braves are one of the proven better managed organizations in baseball. The racist "clubhouse cancer" tag projected on J. Upton is false.
I can only hope the incomptent Cherry has a deal in place with the Braves, but that would be unlikely for a guy who pulls Shane out of dumpster for 39 million and is still sitting on his hands in fear of the backlash from pinkhats on trading Ellsbury who will be, thankfully, a liability elsewhere in a few more months. Cherry will tell the crying fans that "we made our best effort to sign Ellsbury as a FA but".
More lies. Softy offered Boggy in his offers and now pretends he didn't.
Big surprise there.