Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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We have a new, crazy rumor in relation to Justin Upton. The Phillies and Diamondbacks are reportedly discussing a swap that would send Upton to the Phillies for oft-traded starting pitcher Cliff Lee (and likely, a giant pile of cash as well). The prevailing logic is that the Diamondbacks would then move Lee to another team in exchange for the shortstop they desire. Other sources indicate that the talks are baseless, but the rumor has at least been floated out there. Arizona GM Kevin Towers' desire to acquire a top flight shortstop is just getting ridiculous at this point. If the Upton-Lee swap is completed, the Phillies obviously get a lot better in the outfield at the cost of running their rotation down to Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and young pitchers like Vance Worley, Kyle Kendrick, Tyler Cloyd, and the like. It would also clear some money off the books for the Phillies, which could be an issue in the future thanks to the monstrous salaries being paid to Hamels and Ryan H...
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