Found July 18, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
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 When they say shortstop help, I don’t think they’re talking Clint Barmes. The upper level options the Pirates have also wouldn’t fetch much. Jordy Mercer and Chase d’Arnaud would be average shortstops at best, while Brock Holt profiles more as a utility player. The best shortstop prospect in the system is Alen Hanson, although he’s several years away, and Arizona is looking for major league ready players. **Bob Nightengale of USA Today says that Justin Upton will be traded, either by the deadline, or in the off-season. Buster Olney mentions that most of the interest in Upton has come from non-contending team...

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Upton to the Rangers Would Make the Most Sense

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Justin Upton and Overrating Prospects

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...

Yankees Will Also Monitor the OF Market

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...

Kendrick: Nothing happening with Upton

The Diamondbacks could trade Justin Upton today if they wanted. Their inaction has nothing to do with lack of interest from the market. It's the return that's lacking. The D-backs have said they would need to be bowled over: A deal that includes a top-of-the-rotation starter and an elite shortstop or third baseman, all of whom are controllable for at least as long as the...

Sources: Upton has four-team no-trade clause

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Rumor update: Upton, Drew, Roberts et al

The Diamondbacks seeming inability to determine whether they're going to get back into the NL West race or fall hopelessly behind has complicated their position relative to the upcoming trade deadline. But it hasn't quieted the rumor circuit. Regarding Justin Upton,'s Ken Rosenthal speculates that the Blue Jays are interested -- saying that he fits their...

Tuesday Trade Rumors: Justin Upton, Chase Headley, and Carlos Quentin

A few more things came out today involving trade rumors and the Pirates. Let’s start with Justin Upton. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports writes that the Pirates remain in contact with Arizona expressing their interest for the 24-year old right fielder. Morosi also writes that currently, the Pirates have yet to agreed to part with either Jameson Taillon or Starling Marte in a trade (I...

Top Ten Position Players on the Trade Block

We’ve looked at starting pitchers and relief pitchers on the trade block. Now, it is time to look at the position players that could be available at the trade deadline. There are certainly more than ten players available and that is only according to what we widely believe based on previous substantiated rumors and common sense. There are always one or two players...

HardballChat Radio: Episode 35

After a brief hiatus, the crew is back at you with more HardballChat Radio! This week, Dave Raymond of the Astros Baseball Radio Network joined the duo for an in-depth discussion on broadcasting. Scott and Hudson break down all the latest trade deadline fodder (Carlos Lee to Miami, Justin Upton rumors, Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels moves) and discuss Mark Appel’s decision...
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