Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/13
M’s try for a splash The Mariners hotstove has been quiet since the acquisition of Raul Ibanez a few weeks ago. But things have heated up this week, with MLB Trade Rumors reporting that the M’s made a legitimate attempt at Arizona Diamondbacks rightfielder Justin Upton. The trade seemed like a done deal, until Upton invoked his no-trade clause. This was an interesting development on the part of both teams. Here at NWSB we’re breaking down the trade and taking a look at what this could have meant for both teams involved. Breaking down the attempted trade The trade would have been a straight up four-for-one deal. The Mariners would have received Justin Upton, and in return the D-Backs would have gotten Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, prospect Nick Franklin and one of Seattle’s Big Three pitching prospects. It was later reported by CBS’ Jon Heyman that the fourth player—and Big Three member—would have been Taijuan Walker. Arizona’s perspective From Arizona’s perspective, this was a per...
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