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Rumors have swirled around Justin Upton for some time now. The Diamondbacks are reportedly considering dealing the man once considered their franchise right fielder.
Upton, then 23, was a major player in last season’s Most Valuable Player award race. His .289/.369/.529 line (good for a 140 wRC+) ...
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Before I get to Friday’s game, I got a trade rumor involving the Toronto Blue Jays. I was listening to a Toronto radio station on Wednesday night and the announcer mentioned that Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks was on the Jays radar screen. Now I don’t know how Upton would fit into the Blue Jays [...]
It was a week ago today that I wrote about why I wouldn’t trade for Justin Upton. The main reason was that the price in prospects would be too high, although other reasons included the limited resources for small market teams (Upton would cost an average of $12 M a year).
Today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were emerging as serious bidders for Upton. In those same rumors...
We’re halfway through July, and that means one thing in Baseball Land: trade rumors. The July 31st trade deadline is quickly approaching, and with the new wild card additions to each league, there are more contenders than ever. As of July 15, 9 of MLB’s 30 teams are within 3.5 games of a wild card slot, creating a glut of front offices looking to improve their clubs. Names...
Over the last week or so and especially this weekend, rumors regarding the Pirates and Arizona’s Justin Upton have been heating up. The Pirates reportedly had a scout in Chicago this week to watch Upton, and ESPN’s Jayson Stark called the Pirates a “serious contender” for the young outfielder. Jon Heyman of CBS, however, reported that there “is nothing serious” between...
Justin Upton has power to veto a trade to four teams, sources say.
UPDATE 3:51 PM: Jon Heyman is hearing that there’s nothing serious with Justin Upton yet. He also says the Pirates are “probably not a fit” and that they won’t include Cole or Taillon.
UPDATE 1:16 PM: Jon Morosi reports that the Pirates have a scout in Chicago watching Upton this weekend.
UPDATE 12:45 PM: Stark said on Baseball Tonight that the Pirates could get Upton without...
Here are the latest rumors on Justin Upton, with any updates throughout the day added at the bottom.
**Last night, Buster Olney had the following tweet about how the Pirates match up with Arizona.
It still appears the Pirates and the Diamondbacks don’t match up on a Justin Upton trade. PIT has pitching, but Ariz. priority is SS help.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 17, 2012...
Now that the New York Yankees pitching has improved much more than at the start of the season — even without the likes of CC Sabathia, who is on the disabled list — the buzz in New York is the Yankees are scoping an outfielder to their roster.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that two players the Yanks could be targeting are Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton and...
From Jon Heyman:The Yankees are looking harder at the outfield market than the pitching market, as they still have concerns about Brett Gardner's elbow situation.
They've talked to the Phillies about Shane Victorino and the Diamondbacks about Justin Upton, but Upton is a major long shot for them and right now they see the price tag as too high on either. Victorino may...
So far the morning trade rumors today surround Justin Upton. Not much is new in the talks, although Jon Morosi of FOX Sports takes a detailed look at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Morosi says that the Pirates have remained in contact with Arizona. He notes that Neal Huntington has refused to part with Starling Marte or Jameson Taillon, although the former is counter to what we heard Sunday...
The Pittsburgh Pirates continued to search for ways to bolster their roster, with an emphasis on offense, but the big move had yet to drop. They've expressed interest in at least two outfielders, the Diamondbacks' Justin Upton and the Padres' Carlos Quentin, with Upton apparently the preferred choice. The team also is hoping to add a pitcher, preferably one for starting...
From Jayson Stark:
#Pirates emerging as serious bidder for Justin Upton. More on that and other trade buzz on the 12:30 ET edition of Baseball Tonight!
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 15, 2012
#Pirates so serious about Justin Upton they're sending signals they could include Starling Marte in an Upton deal -- but not Cole or Taillon
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July...
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told the Arizona Republic on Saturday he has told outfielder Justin Upton he may be traded. Towers said he told Upton: " 'If something gets close.' I said, 'you'll be a part of the process. I'm not going to shock you with something.' "I told him you should look at it in a good way that people...