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Rival executives view the Baltimore Orioles as a potential match
for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel, according to Buster Olney of
One team viewed as a possible match for Jason Kubel by rival executives: The Baltimore Orioles.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 22, 2013
Olney reported yesterday that the Diamondbacks are hoping to
trade one of Kubel or fellow outfielder Justin Upton sooner rather than later.
While Upton has garnered most of the offseason attention, Arizona could also
elect to deal Kubel.
The Orioles have been seeking an impact bat throughout the
offseason. General manager Dan Duquette has reportedly discussed multiple deals
but none have resulted in an acquisition.
Kubel has manned both corner outfield positions, though the
Orioles would use him in left field as Nick Markakis owns the everyday job in
right. The addition would push Nate McLouth into more of a reserve role, while
Nolan Reimold could potentially pick up some at-bats against left-handed
Arizona would likely target the Orioles young pitching in
exchange for Kubel. Baltimore has several young arms, including Chris Tillman,
Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta and Zach Britton.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading an outfielder for virtually the entire offseason.
Their efforts appear to be finally reaching a conclusion.
The D-Backs have an offer for right fielder Justin Upton, likely from the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources. But they renewed contact with the Orioles on Wednesday about a possible deal for left fielder Jason...
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for
outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and the team wants to deal one of the
two players “sooner rather than later,” according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The Diamondbacks continue to weigh offers for Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and they want to deal one of them sooner rather than later.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
The Atlanta Braves have pulled the trigger on a huge trade today. They will receive outfielder Justin Upton and third basemen Chris Johnson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a five-player package. The Braves gave up two major leaguers and three prospects. This trade makes the Braves one of the favorites to come out … Continue reading »
The Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a
deal that will send Justin Upton to Atlanta in exchange for a package of
players, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
players are agreed to in Justin Upton trade. pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 24, 2013
Heyman notes that the package of players heading to Arizona
Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting what they wanted: a team full of gritty dirtballs.
Theyve traded center fielder Chris Young, right-hander Trevor Bauer and right fielder Justin Upton, all for questionable returns. Now lets see if they can win a World Series with their curious emphasis on toughness over talent.
Why even move Upton?
That has been the question ever since...
Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting what they wanted, a team full of gritty dirtballs.
They've traded center fielder Chris Young, right-hander Trevor Bauer and right fielder Justin Upton, all for questionable returns. Now let's see if they can win a World Series with their curious emphasis on toughness over talent.
Why even move Upton?
That has been the question...
Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to another team. In this case, it's the Braves that deserve the tip of the cap for making a deal for Justin Upton that rivals the type of deal the Phillies should have made in the past.
A person familiar with the situation says Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that sends All-Star third baseman Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has not officially been announced.
The Braves also get third baseman Chris Johnson. Atlanta is giving...
The Diamondbacks have traded Justin Upton again. This time, he’s actually going away. After he rejected a deal to Seattle, they’ve found a new trade partner in the Atlanta Braves, and have crafted a pretty interesting deal that isn’t at all similar to the one they previously tried to make.
In exchange for Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson, the Diamondbacks reportedly...
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves have resumed trade
talks involving outfielder Justin Upton, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
D-Backs talks with the Braves about JUpton have resumed; ATL said to be in hard on this. They're likely the frontrunner, if JUpton is dealt.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
It was reported last night that the...
The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players.
Arizona will recieve Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury from the Braves. Atlanta will receive Chris Johnson in addition to Upton.
Upton, 23, compiled a .289/.369/.529 line last season while hitting 31 home...
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