He’s No. 10 on the Arizona Diamondbacks, but No. 1 on wish lists throughout baseball.
Justin Upton continues to be available, according to industry rumors. As Arizona approaches Spring Training with a glut of outfielders, there’s been no shortage of teams inquiring about the potentially budding star, including the Mets.
But as high as the demand may be, the price is equally great. Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers arranged a trade last week with the Seattle Mariners for two major league relievers, a top pitching prospect and a minor league shortstop. That deal when nowhere after Upton enforced his no-trade clause, limited to just four teams.
Between the massive interest and the possible cost, the trade market for the right fielder is clear as mud.
What is equally as unclear is what exactly teams are lining up for. Will whomever ultimately acquires Upton find a young, superstar outfielder or an overpriced, underachieving starter?
Upton was taken by Arizona with the first pic...