Found July 10, 2012 on
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PHOENIX So Justin Upton is available.
Put that in the same file as the sun rises daily.
Bulletin: Kevin Towers has been known to make a trade. Check the resume. Towers wife and his three bulldogs are safe, but everything else is negotiable.
That being said, Upton is almost certainly going nowhere but into his usual No. 3 spot in the batting order when the second half of the Diamondbacks' season opens this weekend.
Upton's availability, first reported by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, has been the subject of considerable buzz at the All-Star Game in Kansas City, but he won't come cheaply. The D-backs have told suitors that it will take major league-ready players at several positions shortstop and third base are the areas of greatest need to acquire Upton and the three years at a manageable 34.5 million remaining on his contract.
Baltimore, which has a top shortstop prospect in Manny Machado?
Not a fit.
Pittsburgh, which hopes to break a 19-year playoff droug...
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In the first edition of a new feature here on Metsmerized, Jessep and XtreemIcon argue their cases for and against Justin Upton who is once again on the trading block for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and this time it sounds like they mean it. The talented young outfielder is only 24, but there’s a good case on both sides of the debate and the choice is not as easy as it seems....
After an up-and-down four-inning debut, then a real stinker against the Padres, Arizona’s prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer was in dire need of a positive outing in his third start heading into the All-Star break. With the Diamondbacks hoping to push for a Wild Card berth, and with Bauer on top of many pitching prospect lists, he has a lot of eyes on him to deliver a solid...
The Diamondbacks are willing to trade right fielder Justin Upton even if they are in contention, according to major league sources.
However, to make such a deal, the D-backs would need to be "dazzled" by a rival team's offer, sources say.
The D-backs essentially are taking the same approach toward trading Upton that they did during the 2010-11 offseason, shortly after...
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers says the team is still in “win mode” and is dangling 24-year-old outfielder and general all-around good player Justin Upton out there, but he apparently only wants players in return who will help the Major League club, not prospects. You know, because Upton still IS a prospect at this point.
Upton is hitting .273 with a with...
It's hard to know exactly what to make of Kevin Towers' calculus regarding Justin Upton.
Towers has clearly taken the "situation" beyond the rumor stage by talking openly about his willingness to listen to offers for the closest thing the Diamondbacks have to a superstar.
For the media, such candor is a refreshing and dramatic departure from 99 percent of what...
Justin Upton in a Texas Rangers Uniform? Photo courtesy of SI.com
The Texas Rangers have proven themselves to be a top-notch organization that is willing to make moves and spend money to seriously compete for a World Series championship. The Rangers have loaded their MLB squad with an extremely athletic lineup to go along with a pitching staff with multiple power arms. The off-season...
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers says the team is still in “win mode” but he is dangling 24-year-old outfielder and general all-around good player Justin Upton out there. Towers claims he only wants players in return who will help the major league club, not prospects. You know, because Upton still is a prospect at this point.
Upton is hitting .273 with a with...
Today and tomorrow are two of the lamest days of the sports year, so for now I'm just going to post a bunch of links to interesting things I've seen the last couple of days. If we want to go back to the Justin Upton front, Nick Piecoro reports that Kevin Towers wants "Major League" players for Upton. It seems insane to me to trade a player like Upton and not ask...
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Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– Even though they're still contenders, the Arizona Diamondbacks are willing to trade outfielder Justin Upton, but only if they're “dazzled” by an offer according to a source close to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports. Rosenthal adds that General Manager, Kevin Towers, “is willing to listen on virtually...