Found November 09, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
One of the most intriguing things in sports is watching siblings play. It’s always great to see them play against each other (Eli vs. Peyton), but this offseason the Upton brothers actually have a chance of playing on the same team.  Wouldn’t it be great to watch them together, side by side? I think their productivity could rise to a new horizon. B.J. and Justin both need a new setting. B.J. Upton is coming off a decent year. He averaged a miniscule batting average, lobbying a .248 avg. But, he did hit 28 homeruns and stole 31 bases. Justin Upton finished with a disappointing year: His stat sheet didn’t  excite anyone. He posted a .280 average, 17 homeruns, and 60 RBIs. But in 2011, he had a promising year that was MVP caliber (.289, 31 homeruns, and 21 stolen bases). The Red Sox are coming off of a historically bad season in which they lost 93 games. They are in dire need of two outfielders. They could sign B.J.  for a long-term deal somewhere around 4 years $28 Million. They could also swap Justin Upton for Jacoby Ellsbury. This would be intriguing for both the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Jacoby Ellsbury would have won the American League MVP award in 2011 if it weren’t for the almost GOD-like performance by Justin Verlander (winning both the Cy-young and MVP award. First since Roger Clemens).  He is also coming off a disappointing season in which he separated his shoulder in the first 10 games of the season. Both Jacoby Ellsbury and Justin Upton have a high ceiling. What do you think will happen if B.J. and Justin both end up on the Red Sox, manning the outfield? Their productivity will most definitely increase.  I myself have an older brother. We are always competitive with everything. When it comes to sports, video games, and even women we will always try to out perform the other. Every game, at-bat, diving catch, will be a competition between the Upton brothers.  Also, having your sibling on the team will be a comfort zone when the other one is in a slump. You can see that the Upton brothers have a lot of emotions. They both end up in slumps or hot-streaks. If they can control their anger and emotions it could be very fun to watch. The both of them are two of the most exciting players to watch. This project can either turn into an Oscar winning performance or a huge flop in the box office. If I were the General Manager, I would take the chance and produce the movie. If they both end up on the Red Sox, my prediction for each player will be:                AVG.                HR          RBI             SB Justin Upton:   .305                  33           88                18 B.J. Upton:        .274                   22            80                35  
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Sources: D-backs trying to deal Upton

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton. Maybe the third time will be a charm. The Diamondbacks discussed moving Upton at the 2010 general managers' meetings and also before the July 31 non-waiver deadline last season. Ken Kendrick, the team's managing general partner, told a Phoenix radio station in October that Upton was "...

Sources: 80-20 chance of Upton trade

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton. Maybe the third time will be a charm. The Diamondbacks discussed moving Upton at the 2010 general managers' meetings and also before the July 31 non-waiver deadline last season. Ken Kendrick, the team's managing general partner, told a Phoenix radio station in October...

Is BJ Upton a priority for the Philadelphia Phillies?

On today's show, TMoney discusses whether or not former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder BJ Upton is on the priority list for the Philadelphia Phillies.  He also delves into all the areas that the Phillies should continue consider priorities. Forget the names Vick and Reid.  As an Eagles fan for this week, TMoney makes a plea to keep your faith! To Listen, Just Push Play! ...

Justin Upton is going to be traded, and it makes no sense

The Arizona Diamondbacks seem to be locked in to trading Justin Upton this winter. Hell, Upton might even be dealt by Thanksgiving at the rate rumors are heating up around him. This is absolutely infuriating to me as a baseball fan. Upton is 25-years old, a former top overall pick in the MLB Draft, and is signed through the next three seasons, making a total of roughly $39 million...

Justin Upton Remains One of Most Enigmatic Players in Baseball, Represents Risky Trade Proposition

Justin Upton was supposed to be Mike Trout. Taken No. 1 overall in the 2005 amateur draft, Upton was promoted to the big leagues just over two years later by August 2007 at the age of 19, and the world was expected — to a degree rightfully so. While Upton was still a teenager upon arriving in The Show, he didn’t only have all the skills to be successful at that age, but he had...

Sherman: Yanks not in on Justin Upton

From Joel Sherman: The Yankees are so serious about dropping under that $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014 that, according to a source briefed on their plans, they would not even do a two-year contract in the $20 million range with Torii Hunter, The Post has learned. Though Arizona’s Justin Upton has become available at the GM Meetings, a person involved in discussions...

Report: Justin Upton Could be Trade Target for Red Sox

Justin Upton has the Red Sox on his no-trade list, but that may not prohibit Boston from pursuing a trade. The Arizona Diamondbacks are shopping Upton, and the Red Sox are expected to explore the trade market for the young outfielder according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. Fox Sports was the first to report that Upton was on the trading block for the third straight year...

Phillies Looking For A B.J. Upton

It is getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving, and Philadelphia hasn't heard a peep out of Ruben Amaro Jr...until now.  At the GM meetings, Ruben wasn't expecting to make any major moves, but maybe lay the groundwork.  On Thursday night, the Phillies general amnager did just that, as he has been communicating with outfielder B.J. Upton's agent.   With Josh Hamilton...

Upton trade no certainty, but options aplenty

PHOENIX -- The general managers' meetings ended Friday as they began, with Diamondbacks big name and big bopper Justin Upton available but unmoved. D-backs GM Kevin Towers has yet to find a deal he cannot refuse, although that does not mean seeds were not sown in Indians Wells, Calif. Arizona presidentCEO Derrick Hall said it is too early to set odds on Upton returning next...

MLB Rumors: Will Arizona Diamondbacks Trade Justin Upton To Texas Rangers For Elvis Andrus?

Could the Arizona Diamondbacks finally trade outfielder Justin Upton this offseason? They have talked about it for years now. In an offseason that could feature equally as many blockbuster trades as free agent signings, Upton could be one of many players who finds a new home for the 2013 MLB season. Another player whose name is being mentioned a lot as of late is Texas Rangers shortstop...

B.J. Upton one of many to reject offers

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down 13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a busy month of negotiations. Also rejecting the one-year guaranteed offers were the New York Yankees' trio of Nick...

Justin Upton Could Be On The Move, D’Backs Engaged In Active Discussions

Once again, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to trade right fielder Justin Upton reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Major-league sources, however, say the team is again engaged in active discussions about Upton, and one estimates the chances of him playing elsewhere next season are “80-20.” The Diamondbacks need a shortstop, and Upton possibly could bring them a player...

The Day in the D: Detroit Tigers Pursuing Justin Upton? Plus, the Latest on Anibal Sanchez

Baseball expert Jim Bowden's trade proposal: Nick Castellanos, Avisail Garcia and Drew Smyly for Upton and a second piece. Continue reading →

Upton a good fit for Hamilton vacancy in Texas

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- My message to the Texas Rangers when they lose Josh Hamilton will be the same as it was to the St. Louis Cardinals when they lost Albert Pujols. Happy Independence Day. Nothing against Hamilton and Pujols both are incredible talents. But just as the Cardinals were better off avoiding a mega-deal for Pujols, the Rangers will be better off avoiding one for...

Tigers’ considering trading for Justin Upton isn’t far fetched

Thursday, it was reported by Jim Bowden of ESPN and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that some MLB executives around the league believe the Tigers could be discussing with the Diamondbacks for outfielder Justin Upton. The rumor of a Justin Upton deal to Det in a package that included Castellanos, A.Garcia & Smyly definitely makes sense if Dbacks add piece — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.