Found July 06, 2012 on
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Right-handed power hitters are in short supply on the trade market.
That could change, however, if the Arizona Diamondbacks fall from contention.
At that point, the D-backs would consider offers for right fielder Justin Upton, according to major-league sources.
The team currently is preparing for all trade possibilities -- buying, selling and veteran-for-veteran deals that would improve the club, sources said.
Arizona general manager Kevin Towers historically has been willing to discuss any player on his roster. However, a trade of Upton would become realistic only if the D-backs became outright sellers, which is hardly certain given the unsettled state of the NL West.
The division-leading Dodgers are without three injured regulars -- center fielder Matt Kemp, right fielder Andre Ethier and shortstop Dee Gordon. The second-place Giants are concerned about two of their starting pitchers, right-hander Tim Lincecum and lefty Barry Zito.
The D-Backs entered Friday night's play...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it clear in recent days that they will entertain trade offers for their star right fielder Justin Upton. Is it possible that he’d be a fit with the Detroit Tigers and could they put together a strong enough package to make it happen? First, we must look at the D-backs’ [...]
PHOENIX Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson admitted Wednesday night that his club had just been outplayed in all facets by the San Diego Padres, from pitching to hitting to defense. No one seemed more overmatched, though, than right fielder Justin Upton.
Upton suffered his latest poor offensive series as San Diego swept the D-backs. Upton went 1 for 14 in three games against...
Justin Upton might be the most valuable player in baseball, all things considered. He’ll turn 25 in August and he’s signed through the 2015 season. Upton might have the highest offensive ceiling of any player in the game. When he’s hitting, it’s fun to watch. From a scouting perspective, he has all the tools you want to see in a player, and has an advanced approach...
Jon Paul Mororsi of FoxSports is reporting that the Pirates having inquired on adding Justin Upton and Carlos Quentin via trade. The first place Pirates are on pace to break their 19 year losing streak, and the addition of another power bat in the lineup could be a key to making the playoffs.
Upton has been a disappointment in Arizona this season after his breakout campaign in...
I've had this feeling for about two weeks that the time between the All-Star Break and the trade deadline is going to be an intense period of time for Pirate fans. I mentioned it in this post; whatever happens in this season happens, but it seems clear to me that we've entered a new phase in the Neal Huntington plan; a phase where the front office moves from straight talent...
The Diamondbacks reportedly will consider trading Justin Upton if they fall out of contention in the NL West, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report.
Upton was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft and made it to the big leagues as a 19-year-old in 2007. He put together strong seasons in 2009 and 2011, making the All-Star team both seasons and finishing fourth...
The Arizona Diamondbacks got a lift from struggling Justin Upton to end their longest losing streak of the season in their last contest.
Trevor Cahill hopes it's his turn to break out of a slump.
He'll be on the mound Saturday night when Arizona hosts the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
Upton didn't have an extra-base hit in 31 at-bats over his previous eight games...
Justin Upton broke out of a 3-for-19 slump with a key two-run triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night and snap a six-game losing streak.
Josh Collmenter scattered six hits over six innings for the Diamondbacks, who moved within three games of .500 and six games of first-place Los Angeles in the NL West. Collmenter (1-2) struck...
The trade deadline is a few weeks away, so the rumor mill is about to heat up. To prep you for the coming trade season, we're providing a primer on who the top available trade targets could be as get closer to July 31st.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Justin Upton broke out of a 3-for-19 slump with a key two-run triple and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Friday night and snap a six-game losing streak.
Josh Collmenter scattered six hits over six innings for the Diamondbacks, who moved within three games of .500 and six games of first-place Los Angeles in the NL West. Collmenter...
Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– The Baltimore Orioles have been kicking the tires on Wandy Rodriguez according to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports. He adds that General Manager, Dan Duquette, have been contacting “lots of teams.”
– The Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing for both trade scenarios (buying and selling), but if they become sellers...