Originally written January 06, 2013 on Friarhood:
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Justin Upton – Photo by: CEBImagery.com Yesterday we learned that at some point in July the Padres and Diamondbacks at least discussed the possibility of a trade involving Chase Headley and Justin Upton. Those discussions were supposed to have continued on and off since. The report on MLBTraderumors attributed that information as coming from “major league sources,” and while later confirmed by additional sources, specifically ESPN’s Jim Bowden (via Twitter) and Jack Magruder of FoxSportsArizona.com (also via Twitter), the likelihood of that deal going down is about nil. Magruder pointed out that the Friars have no interest in trading Headley and no room for either Upton or OF Jason Kubel, whom the Diamondbacks are also shopping. Even with the rumored deal all but dead, it’s still entertaining to consider how that trade would have worked out for the Friars. Let’s assume the trade would have been a one-for-one transaction and compare the two players to see which side would have “won”...
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