Found January 10, 2013 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
By Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi
Justin Upton is still a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but not for a lack of effort by the D-Backs in trying to move him.
The Diamondbacks were in agreement on a trade that would have sent Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but the two-time All-Star rejected the proposed deal, major-league sources say.
The Mariners are one of four clubs on Uptons no-trade list, according to sources. At least two other teams, the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves, also are pursuing him.
The D-Backs would have received a package of young talent from the Mariners, sources say, but the identity of the other players in the trade is not known.
Upton's rejection of the Mariners could be an attempt by him to leverage the Diamondbacks into sending him to a more preferred destination. The D-Backs, meanwhile, could be telling Upton that Seattle is his only option if he wants to leave Arizona, and for that reason its always possible that a deal could revive.
Upton, 25, is under contract for 38.5 million over the next three years. He has been the subject of repeated trade discussions almost since the moment that Kevin Towers became the Arizona GM in the fall of 2010.
Both the Rangers and Braves have pursued Upton this offseason, sources say, and other teams also have checked in.
The Rangers have made three straight postseason appearances, two to the World Series. The Braves recently signed Uptons older brother, B.J., to a five-year, 75.25 million free-agent contract.
The Mariners, on the other hand, have finished last in the AL West in each of the past three seasons and four of the past five. They play in a pitchers park, Safeco Field, but are moving in the fences this season in an attempt to make the park more hitter-friendly.
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The New York Mets are once again interested in Arizona
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Sources say the Mets are again interested in trading for Justin Upton. But it's a longshot that they'll give up enough prospects for a deal.
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The Mariners continue to push for more offense, but there are times they experience a push back. Seattle made an offer to Arizona for the services of two-time All-Star Justin Upton, but after the Diamondbacks agreed, the veteran outfielder invoked the no-trade clause in contract to shoot the Mariners down. So desperate is Seattle for a middle-of-the-lineup hitter that general...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading Justin Upton for quite some time now. There was a lot of talk around the trade deadline and at the winter meetings but nothing has gone through. The D-Backs were said to be looking for a major league ready shortstop in any deal for Upton. They got the … Continue reading »
One of the worst kept secrets in New York is that the Mets are in desperate need of an outfielder with major league talent.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are brimming with such players and have been trying hard to trade beleaguered but talented outfielder Justin Upton. Seems like a perfect fit, right?
Not exactly. The Diamondbacks are looking for major league ready players, the Mets don’t...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11 at 3:00 PM
So all of a sudden the Mets could be looking to do something significant at the major league level. If true, it would be a first for Alderson since he got here. After Justin Upton gave the thumbs down on the potential Seattle deal, rumors abound that the Mets are reengaging Arizona on the 25 year old star.
The Mets had previously attempted to...
Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.
Updated by Joe D. on 1/12 at 10:00 AM
A team source tells the NY Post:
“Those were some big names,” one source said of the deal Upton nixed because Seattle is part of his no-trade clause. “There were some quality arms. I don’t see us moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.”
Like I was saying last night…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11...
The Diamondbacks were in agreement on a trade that would have sent
Justin Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but the two-time All-Star
rejected the proposed deal, major-league sources say.
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton vetoed a trade to the Seattle Mariners, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
The person asked to remain anonymous because Upton's decision had not been made public. Upton's contract gave him the power to turn down a trade to a short list of cities, Seattle included.
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Source: #Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is in Puerto Rico tonight watching Javier Vazquez pitch.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 10, 2013...
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