Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/13/13
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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 over that, look at the set of players that were to head to Arizona in the deal Upton blocked with the Seattle Mariners. As has been reported several times, the Mariners were set to include middle infielder Nick Franklin, RHPs Taijuan Walker and Stephen Pryor and LHP Charlie Furbush in the deal. Regardless of the rhetoric, the Diamondbacks will not lower the price on their star OF. I can hear the questions now: The Diamondbacks signed Cody Ross, so Upton HAS to go, right? No he does not. The Diamondbacks could trade Jason Kubel, or simply start the season with the OF of Ross, Kubel and Upton. In fact, that...
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