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MLB Rumors: November 22, 2014

The Chicago White Sox have upgraded their offense for the 2015 season with the surprising signing of Adam LaRoche for $25 million over two-years. Also,  Atlanta will continue their rebuilding mode as they’re shopping outfielder Justin Upton, and the Tampa Bay Rays have named three finalist for the managerial spot. Here’s an updated list of the rumors for November 22, 2014...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller plus right-handed pitching prospect...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves shopping outfielder Justin Upton

The rumors about the Atlanta Braves trading outfielder Justin Upton have began to charge up. The Braves are shopping Upton at a steep price according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman reported: “However, the interest in Upton is described by a person familiar with the talks as significant — the Astros, Rangers and others have inquired and an executive from another...
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Looking To Trade Justin Upton

The Atlanta Braves recently shipped off Jason Heyward to St. Louis in a trade and now it looks like they are ready ship off star outfielder Justin Upton as well. The Braves are very much shopping Justin Upton and are requesting a higher return than they received earlier this week when they dealt their other corner outfielder, Jason Heyward. The Mariners tried to obtain Upton before...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves are favorites to land Yasmany Tomas, trying to trade Justin Upton

Getty Images The chances of Justin Upton being with the Braves when the 2015 season begins seems to get slimmer by the day even with the trade of Jason Heyward. Set to become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season the Braves have been getting considerable interest from others for Upton. The Braves will be looking for a package that is even greater than the one they received...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton Shouldn’t Cost More Than Jason Heyward

Justin Upton is probably going to get traded. If you believe Joel Sherman’s source, there’s no probably about it; Upton is the next Brave out of town. And it makes sense; the team is clearly taking retooling for the future, while Upton is entering the final year of his contract. If the Braves don’t think […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton won’t be traded to the Indians

If you Tribe fans ever dreamed of having Justin Upton on the Cleveland Indians, it’s time to hit the snooze button and dream of someone else. Justin Upton has apparently decided pre-emptively, via his no-trade clause, that he really doesn’t want to be traded to the North Coast to play for the Cleveland Indians. He also refuses to be traded to the Cubs, Brewers or Blue Jays, apparently...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton For Noah Syndergaard?

John Harper of The Daily News discussed a potential trade parallel between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves.  The idea is to trade Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard for a return of Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton.  Neither team has publicly entertained the deal, but it has traction. It certainly makes more sense than signing an underwhelming free agent simply...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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