Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 1/5/13
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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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