It appears as if B.J. Upton’s time with the Tampa Bay Rays is just about up, as the free agent center fielder is rumored to be looking at deals with numerous other teams. While he could re-sign with the Rays, such a deal appear unlikely, with other teams likely willing to give Upton a much better offer than Tampa Bay.
But while one Upton may be getting ready to depart for greener pastures, could the rays consider bringing in another Upton to replace him?
For those unfamiliar or confused with that logic, the Rays could prefer to let B.J. Upton walk and the go out and make a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire his younger brother, Justin. he would be a younger replacement, and also has failed to lie up to his hype and potential.
Then again, sometimes a change of scenery can often make the world of difference. The Diamondbacks may say that they are not actively shopping shopping Upton, although they would certainly pull the trigger if the right deal fell into their laps.