Found January 11, 2013 on
How are your new years resolutions coming along? Are they still going strong eleven days in? I’m not sure if the Padres front office made any resolutions this year, but if they did I’m sure it’s been broken already. Actually, I’m not even sure there is a front office with how quiet it has been. I take that back, there have been some whispers coming from the front office, however, mostly it’s been “no we don’t want to do that.” But if you look at some of the potential trades that have been reported, I really don’t blame Josh Byrnes for not doing anything. For instance Justin Upton’s name was being tossed around, but it probably would have been at the cost of Chase Headley. Quite frankly I am not pulling the trigger on that one. I bring up Upton because he was in the news yesterday as you will see below. Not a lot of direct Padres news today, but there is some relevant stuff so let’s get to it:
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In-season HGH testing to begin this year – MLB.com
“Under the changes, players will be subject to random unannounced in-season blood tests for human growth hormone, and baseline testosterone readings will be taken for all players to make it easier to detect the use of synthetic testosterone.”
Tony Gwynn has comments on the PED era – Gaslamp Ball
“We’re all guilty. Every one of us. Every player, every trainer, every general manager, every media person. We all suspected it, but there was no where to go. There was no where to take your argument.”
DBacks’ Justin Upton turns down trade to Seattle - MLB.com
“Upton, 25, has four clubs on a no-trade clause in his contract and one of those teams is the Mariners. He apparently declined to waive that clause after the two teams reached an agreement.”
Nationals sign Ross Ohlendorf – MLBTR
“The 30-year-old pitched 48 2/3 innings for the 2012 Padres, but posted a 7.77 ERA. He started nine games for San Diego and appeared in four more as a reliever, posting 7.2 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.”
Kip Wells drawing interest from Mets – MLB Blogs
“Right-hander Kip Wells wants to pitch again in 2013. A baseball source said the Mets are among three interested teams, logical because of ties the Mets’ braintrust and Wells both have to San Diego.”
Shaun Marcum’s Winter of Silence – Fangraphs
“More than anything though, more than the elbow injury and poor finishes to the last two seasons, I think Marcum’s market has been relatively quite this winter because his margin for error is so much smaller than that of his peers.”
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Justin Upton is still a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but not for a lack of effort by the D-Backs in trying to move him.
The Diamondbacks were in agreement on a trade that would have sent Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but the two-time All-Star rejected the proposed deal, major-league sources say.
The Mariners are one of four clubs on Upton's no-trade list, according...
The New York Mets are once again interested in Arizona
Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, but it is a “longshot” that the team will
give up enough prospects to acquire the slugger, according to Marc Carig of
Sources say the Mets are again interested in trading for Justin Upton. But it's a longshot that they'll give up enough prospects for a deal.
The offensive pipe dream for the Mets this offseason has been to swing a trade for Justin Upton. Now that we’ve seen what the parameters for an Upton deal might be from the vetoed deal with the Mariners, it’s way past time to move on to a more realistic target. Recently, another righty hitting power outfield bat was put on the market when the Nationals re-signed Adam LaRoche...
The Mariners continue to push for more offense, but there are times they experience a push back. Seattle made an offer to Arizona for the services of two-time All-Star Justin Upton, but after the Diamondbacks agreed, the veteran outfielder invoked the no-trade clause in contract to shoot the Mariners down. So desperate is Seattle for a middle-of-the-lineup hitter that general...
Yesterday, the Arizona Diamondbacks got an offer for Justin Upton that they would say yes to, as the Seattle Mariners reportedly agreed to ship Taijuan Walker, Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, and Stephen Pryor to the D’Backs in exchange for their young right fielder. Today, Justin Upton is still a Diamondback, because he used his limited no-trade clause to block the deal, as Seattle...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading Justin Upton for quite some time now. There was a lot of talk around the trade deadline and at the winter meetings but nothing has gone through. The D-Backs were said to be looking for a major league ready shortstop in any deal for Upton. They got the … Continue reading »
M’s try for a splash
The Mariners hotstove has been quiet since the acquisition of Raul Ibanez a few weeks ago. But things have heated up this week, with MLB Trade Rumors reporting that the M’s made a legitimate attempt at Arizona Diamondbacks rightfielder Justin Upton.
The trade seemed like a done deal, until Upton invoked his no-trade clause.
This was an interesting development...
One of the worst kept secrets in New York is that the Mets are in desperate need of an outfielder with major league talent.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are brimming with such players and have been trying hard to trade beleaguered but talented outfielder Justin Upton. Seems like a perfect fit, right?
Not exactly. The Diamondbacks are looking for major league ready players, the Mets don’t...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11 at 3:00 PM
So all of a sudden the Mets could be looking to do something significant at the major league level. If true, it would be a first for Alderson since he got here. After Justin Upton gave the thumbs down on the potential Seattle deal, rumors abound that the Mets are reengaging Arizona on the 25 year old star.
The Mets had previously attempted to...
One of the worst kept secrets in MLB is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ interest in trading outfielder Justin Upton. But one of the seldomly understood points is the fact that General Manager Kevin Towers wants a fortune in return. In other words, he is not so desperate to move Upton, he will settle for a package of players that would not be considered a heist. If there was any doubt...
Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.
Updated by Joe D. on 1/12 at 10:00 AM
A team source tells the NY Post:
“Those were some big names,” one source said of the deal Upton nixed because Seattle is part of his no-trade clause. “There were some quality arms. I don’t see us moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.”
Like I was saying last night…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11...
Earlier this evening, Justin Upton rejected a trade using the power of his limited no-trade clause to Seattle. The deal that was in place involved a large package of young talent. From MLBTR…
The Mariners offered a four-player package to the D’Backs, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Arizona would have received Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor and one...
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton vetoed a trade to the Seattle Mariners, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
The person asked to remain anonymous because Upton's decision had not been made public. Upton's contract gave him the power to turn down a trade to a short list of cities, Seattle included.
The Diamondbacks have a glut of outfielders...