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You just never know what you might come across on the internet. Today a brief post on MLBTR really caught my attention. Citing “major league sources,” Zach Links writes that a potential deal involving Padres 3B Chase Headley going to the Diamondbacks in exchange for OF Justin Upton has been discussed on and off since last July.
That rumored deal probably made a lot more sense this summer than it does now given Headley is coming off a career season in which he was the NL Gold Glove recipient and won a Silver Slugger award. Upton meanwhile is coming off a down year in which he posted an OPS mark of .785. That’s a full 90 points less than that posted by Headley.
Assuming the reports are true, the rumor does make some sense. Arizona has been clamoring for a long-term answer at 3B and have been entertaining offers for Upton for quite some time. Arizona GM Kevin Towers drafted Headley when he was GM of the Friars and presumably still holds him in high regard. Padres GM Josh Byrnes was the...
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Yesterday we learned that at some point in July the Padres and Diamondbacks at least discussed the possibility of a trade involving Chase Headley and Justin Upton. Those discussions were supposed to have continued on and off since. The report on MLBTraderumors attributed that information as coming from “major league sources,” and while...
Justin Upton for Chase Headley?
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have held on-and-off discussions about a trade involving those players since July, but the talks have failed to progress, according to major-league sources.
The Diamondbacks, however, continue to discuss Upton with other clubs, including the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners, sources say, while also...
Big news everyone – Justin Upton is still on the trade block. He has been for about three years now, and he will continue to be until he is mercifully traded to a team that wants him more than Arizona seems to. With yesterday’s reports about Upton’s availability, more than a few people on Twitter asked me about Upton’s home/road splits, and whether or not we should expect...
Justin Upton and B.J. Upton have not played together for quite some time. B.J. had played his entire MLB career with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to signing with the Atlanta Braves just a little over a month ago. Justin has played his entire career with the Arizona Diamondbacks, although that may also be about to change.
For years now, the Diamondbacks have pondered trading Justin. They...
PHOENIX -- Scratch San Diego off the list of possible landing spots for Justin Upton or Jason Kubel.
The Padres and D-backs front-office teams touched base about a possible trade involving Upton, according to a baseball source, but were unable to find a match because the player the D-backs are most interested in acquiring, third baseman Chase Headley, will not be traded.
After signing Cody Ross, it seems more a matter of when, not if, the Diamondbacks will trade Justin Upton or Jason Kubel.
So far, Upton is drawing far more interest as a trade target from MLB teams. The Mariners, Rangers and Braves are the latest teams inquiring about the star outfielder, according to FOX Sports.
The Diamondbacks have an influx of talent in the corner outfield...
#mets talked to AZ about upton/kubel. prospect/player price 2 high on @jus10up10, kubel not perfect fit.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 7, 2013
As much as Jason Kubel can hit homers and Justin Upton is talented, the cost far outweighs the reward in this scenario.
Upton might cost a package starting with Jon Niese. We are building toward having a dominant future pitching staff...
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have held
on-and-off discussions about a trade involving outfielder Justin Upton and
third baseman Chase Headley since July, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX
Sports. While those talks have failed to progress, Rosenthal notes that the
Diamondbacks continue to discuss Upton with other clubs, including the Texas
Rangers and Seattle...
Here we are at yet another Monday. For many it means back to school and work after the holidays, so back to the grind we go. For the Padres it is one more day to getting the season started. I am actually writing this from my hotel room in Arizona. I am out here visiting family for a couple of days, but baseball is on my mind as I am a matter of blocks from the Peoria Sports Complex...
Even after the Lance Berkman signing, the Texas Rangers are
still “looking for more,” according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who adds that
free agents Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder
Justin Upton could all be in play for the club.
#rangers still looking for more after adding berkman. Bourn, upton, lohse could be in play.
— Jon Heyman...
Want to know why Justin Upton still might get traded?
- The Arizona Diamondbacks have a surplus of outfielders after signing Cody Ross to a three-year, $26 million free-agent contract.
- At least three teams -- the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves -- have expressed strong interest in Upton, according to major-league sources.
- Jason Kubel, the other...
The Mets and Diamondbacks have had discussions about potential trades involving outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman adds that Arizona’s asking price was too rich for the Mets’ tastes on Upton, while Kubel wasn’t a perfect fit for the team.
I wonder what they wanted for Upton?
With Alderson you just never know because when...
The New York Mets appear set to begin the season with a starting outfield consisting of Mike Baxter, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, and Lucas Duda. I honestly think you’d be hard pressed to find a scout around the league that thinks any one of those guys (let alone all three) is currently a legitimate starting outfielder, so to say this is a point of weakness for the Mets is an understatement...
There is still plenty of buzz surrounding trade rumors for Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton and Andre Ethier.
All three are not being actively shopped (much like R.A. Dickey), but the phone lines are ringing, teams are calling in, and there is active dialog going on. Something could eventually happen with all three marquee outfielders if things break right as they did for the Mets...
By Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi
Want to know why Justin Upton still might get traded? Consider:
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a surplus of outfielders after signing Cody Ross to a three-year, 26 million free-agent contract.
At least three teams the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves have expressed strong interest in Upton, according to major...