NASHVILLE, Tenn. Justin Upton might have been the most discussed Diamondback on the internet and in the winding Opryland hotel hallways as the winter meetings officially opened Monday, but he was not the most popular D-back in trade discussions, general manager Kevin Towers said.
Towers would notto go there. Trevor Bauer? Gerardo Parra? It is not fair to speculate, and no one was talking. But suffice it to say the D-backs have gotten a lot of face time with a lot of teams as they discuss possible trades and free-agent signings. They met with four or five teams Sunday night, Towers said, and were expected to talk with eight or nine more by the time the first full day of the meetings was done Monday night.
I always use this (event) to meet with as many clubs as you can," Towers said. "I dont know if that means being aggressive, but were not here to sit on our hands. I wouldnt say we are on the verge of making a trade at this time, but weve talked to a lot of teams and pl...