Updated by Joe D. on 1/13 at 2:00 PM
Validating what I’ve been saying since Friday, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers said he is in no rush to deal Justin Upton and that he will only move him for a similar or better deal than what he agreed to with the Mariners.
That Seattle deal, or should I say non-deal, set the bar for Upton’s value.
The fact that Upton invoked his no-trade clause was not a signal that the price just dropped on Upton or that the D’Backs were now desperate to trade him. They are about as desperate to trade Upton as we are to trade Wheeler.
Also, a team source told the NY Post that regarding Upton, the Mets don’t see themselves moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.
During last week’s conference call, Sandy Alderson made it perfectly clear that he’s in no position to trade any top level prospects. I think this time he was actually shooting straight and I believe him. Hey, it happens…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11 at 3:00 PM
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