Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/9/12
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 Kevin Towers became their general manager. The club entertained offers for Upton that winter, but ultimately chose not to move him. Towers, unlike many GMs, is willing to listen on virtually all of his players. Without Upton, the D-backs could go with an outfield of Jason Kubel, Chris Young and Gerardo Parra. The team also has two highly regarded outfield prospects, A.J. Pollock and Adam Eaton, at Triple A. The question, as it was in the winter of 2010-11, was whether any team will meet the D-backs' price for Upton, whom club officials consider to be a "70" on the 20-to-80 scouting scale. Upton, who turns 25 on Au...
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