Originally written January 07, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
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The Mets and Diamondbacks have had discussions about potential trades involving outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman adds that Arizona’s asking price was too rich for the Mets’ tastes on Upton, while Kubel wasn’t a perfect fit for the team. I wonder what they wanted for Upton? With Alderson you just never know because when he’s buying everything is “too pricey”, but when he’s selling “teams are not offering enough”. Original Post 1/6 The Diamondbacks are looking to get young pitching from the Orioles in a trade for outfielder Jason Kubel, but Baltimore has been reluctant to do that to this point, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Arizona has a surplus of outfielders and some believe that they would prefer to trade Kubel instead of the more desirable than Justin Upton. The 30 year old Kubel batted .253/.327/.506 with a career-high 30 home runs in 141 games with Arizona last year, and is set to earn $7.5 million in 2013 with a mutu
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