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Teams around the league are interested in Justin Upton, but Arizona's asking price seems too high for most. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
In the past week the New York Mets have been linked to several right handed outfield bats, most notably Justin Upton, Mike Morse, and Scott Hairston. While each would fill a huge need for New York, there are significant obstacles to obtaining all three.
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers has been proactive in shopping Upton, his 25-year old all-star caliber right fielder, but his asking price is through the roof. No less than seven teams have engaged Arizona in trade discussions involving the Norfolk, VA native since the winter meetings and Towers hadn’t fielded an offer to his liking until he came close to pillaging Seattle’s farm system last week. The Mariners agreed in principle to ship their top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, their best minor league bat Nick Franklin, and two of their young bullpen arms, Charlie Furbu...
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The offensive pipe dream for the Mets this offseason has been to swing a trade for Justin Upton. Now that we’ve seen what the parameters for an Upton deal might be from the vetoed deal with the Mariners, it’s way past time to move on to a more realistic target. Recently, another righty hitting power outfield bat was put on the market when the Nationals re-signed Adam LaRoche...
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...
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 Jan. 13, 2012, the Yankees stunned the baseball industry by signing Hiroki Kuroda and acquiring Michael Pineda from Seattle.
On Jan. 13, 2013, the Yankees could send a similar thunderbolt with a trade for Arizona outfielder Justin Upton.
There's only one problem: They seem strangely reluctant to do so.
The Yankees' newfound mantra of fiscal responsibility - a $189 million...
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...
One of the worst kept secrets in MLB is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ interest in trading outfielder Justin Upton. But one of the seldomly understood points is the fact that General Manager Kevin Towers wants a fortune in return. In other words, he is not so desperate to move Upton, he will settle for a package of players that would not be considered a heist. If there was any doubt...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/12 at 10:00 AM
A team source tells the NY Post:
“Those were some big names,” one source said of the deal Upton nixed because Seattle is part of his no-trade clause. “There were some quality arms. I don’t see us moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.”
Like I was saying last night…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11...
After Arizona Diamondbacks’ outfielder Justin Upton nixed a deal that would have sent him to the Seattle Mariners, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that D-Backs GM Kevin Towers had no intentions of lowering his asking price for the 25-year-old:
“I’m not taking less,” Towers said here in a brief interview at the Scouts Foundation dinner. “I’m in no hurry.”
Last week, Arizona outfielder Justin Upton, the jewel of the trade market and a potentially franchise altering player, rejected a trade to the Seattle Mariners The Mariners were one of just a handful of teams on the list of places that Upton could reject a trade to and he exercised that contractual right. Why would the Mariners, a relatively well run franchise with a top 3...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/15 at 1:30 PM
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks are not a good match for a Justin Upton deal.
D’Backs GM Kevin Towers is insisting that he will not lower his trade request for Upton since the deal with the Seattle Mariners evaporated last week. ”I’m not taking less,” Towers said at the Scouts Foundation...
It isn’t on Justin Upton’s level, but the Rick Porcello trade saga continues …
The Detroit Tigers, who have six starting pitchers, have continued to discuss Porcello with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners and perhaps other teams, according to major-league sources.
The Tigers likely would ask for a shortstop, late-inning reliever or right-handed-hitting outfielder in...
The New York Mets have been linked in rumors with outfielder Justin Upton, but the realism is they can't score him without dealing prospects that they just received.
The Mets with a glaring hole in their outfield might have to settle on Scott Hairston and give him a two year deal. There has been mention of the Nationals trying to move OF/1B Mike Morse, but the...
Ben and Sam answer several questions submitted but not answered during Ben`s Monday chat.
The snow has melted at least for now, and I’ve had MLB Network on just about every night. With just four NFL teams left in play to determine who will win the Super Bowl, baseball season looms just ten short weeks away. Okay, who are we kidding? February will be a bear even with the NHL back in action. The only cure for a baseball fix is baseball.
Here are some daily links that...