Originally written October 21, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Well, that was an interesting three-team trade Saturday. And for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics, I'm guessing it was just a prelude to other deals. I'll believe Justin Upton will be a Diamondback in 2013 when I see him in an Arizona uniform on Opening Day. While A's general manager Billy Beane says he does not intend to trade any of his outfielders, who's to say that he won't receive a compelling offer for one of them later this offseason? Chris Young, 29, was the centerpiece of Saturday's maneuverings, going to the Athletics for infielder Cliff Pennington and minor league infielder Yordy Cabrera. The Diamondbacks then sent Cabrera to the Miami Marlins for reliever Heath Bell, with the Marlins paying $8 million of the $21 million remaining on Bell's contract. First question: How the heck did the A's get Young, a player with a .755 career OPS and outstanding defensive ratings, for Pennington, a player who had a .589 OPS last seaso...
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