Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/23/13
There are reports that teams are stepping up in their chase for Arizona Diamondbacks RF Justin Upton. Though I may be proven wrong, I still think Upton will end up remaining with Arizona because of the high price tag General Manager Kevin Towers has on him. Based on what the Seattle Mariners offered, it is difficult to see either Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Texas or Baltimore parting with as much talent to get Upton. However, it seems like Jason Kubel could be moved sooner rather than later and should be targeted by the before mentioned teams. Kubel is on the second year of a two year, $16 million contract with the Diamondbacks before the 2012 season. He may be without a place to play with the Diamondbacks signing of Cody Ross and expected use of Adam Eaton in centerfield next season. Throw in Upton and Gerardo Parra and clearly Kubel could be the odd man out. Though this is pretty common knowledge, Kubel did hit 30 HR last season and should be drawing more interest than is being reported. ...
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