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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Justin Upton’s first year with the Detroit Tigers was a rollercoaster ride

During the first half of the 2016 regular season, Justin Upton was headed way downhill. His strikeout total was nearly three times as much as his RBI count, his batting average was a hefty .235, and his brother Melvin Upton Jr. had more home runs than he did, when Melvin only hit five back in 2015. Detroit fans were excited to see what Upton could bring to the Tigers, but let’s...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton’s resurgence helping Detroit Tigers down the stretch

Magic in Motown? The Detroit Tigers have been surging as of late and that is in large part due to Justin Upton’s bat. Upton has struggled at the plate this season, but his resurgence late in the year is making up for his poor play earlier in the season. Upton’s currently holds a .239 batting average to go along with 21 home runs, 67 runs batted in, and 24 doubles. Tigers fans...
Via isportsweb.com
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

This Justin Upton Looks a Lot Like Old Justin Upton

As things stand today, September 2nd, there is a two-way tie between the Orioles and Tigers for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The Orioles, whether due to the phenomenal exploits of their closer or their inability to convince projection systems of their success, have been the focus of much discussion. It strikes me, though, that the Tigers are flying a bit under...
Via Fangraphs
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton thought he’d hit a game-tying home run… but nope

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Upton learned a hard lesson about premature celebrations on flyballs Saturday. Facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Upton’s Tigers were in the ninth inning with two outs when the slugging leftfielder stepped up to the plate. He came up with a solid hit that ended up being the game-tying home run Detroit was looking for… or so it appeared...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton hits 1st HRs in Tigers uniform in 6-5 win

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Detroit outfielder Justin Upton hit his first two home runs in a Tigers uniform in a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Upton, who signed a six-year, $132 million free-agent contract with Detroit in January, entered the day hitting .189 (7-for-37) with one extra base hit, a double, in 15 games this spring. But he launched a two-out, solo home...
Via Associated Press
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Upton knocks it close at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium

Twitter Justin Upton did the golf equivalent of lining a double off the center field wall Wednesday at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.  Known for being the rowdiest hole in all of professional golf, Upton gave the people what they wanted in the pre-tournament Pro-Am. I smell an Oakland Hills or Detroit Golf Club membership in his future...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Free-spending Tigers officially add Justin Upton to their lineup

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have finalized their six-year, $132.75 million contract with free-agent outfielder Justin Upton.The Tigers introduced Upton at a news conference Wednesday. The 28-year-old gives Detroit another powerful bat in the middle of the lineup and fills a need in left field after Detroit dealt slugger Yoenis Cespedes at the deadline last year.It was another big...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton inks six-year, $132.75 million deal with Tigers

The Detroit Tigers bolstered their outfield by inking 28-year-old Justin Upton to a six-year deal worth $132.75 million. The three-time all-star has an opt-out clause in his contract, which would enable him to hit the free agent market entering his age-30 season. Upton, originally drafted number one overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2005 draft, spent the 2015 season with...
Via Total Sports Live
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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