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Philadelphia Phillies favorites to sign B.J. Upton

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02:42 PM ET 11.03 | The Tampa Bay Rays made a qualifying offer to B.J. Upton but he's expected to look for a long-term contract. The former second overall pick is coming off of a career high home run season and is looking to cash in. Most expect the Phillies to be the favorites to sign him. If this happened, what would his impact be on the lineup, and how much would he cost Philadelphia to lock down?

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November 3, 2012  05:30 PM ET

es got the money to sign this elite hitter, the question is do they reall want him in their team for a long term contract?? because the player has great games as CF

November 3, 2012  05:32 PM ET

other teams WHO would work hard to sign him to a long term contract, the BRAVES/YANKEES/RED SOX/RANGERS? yes even the rangers could jump in the mix to try to sign this OF!!

November 3, 2012  05:33 PM ET

dodgers would be another team, WHO would like to add some good deffense at the outfield!!!

November 3, 2012  05:49 PM ET

BJ UPTON would likely have more than one team after his services, the guy can hit and has sporadicaly power, plus he has outstanding deffense reportorie on his own!!

November 3, 2012  06:16 PM ET

Phillies have a knack for bad signings. This guy will be Ryan Howard in miniature.

November 3, 2012  09:09 PM ET

Once BJ gets to a real City, he will excel! The Philles are smart!

November 4, 2012  12:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

dodgers would be another team, WHO would like to add some good deffense at the outfield!!!

lol Dodgers have Crawfard now idiot.

November 4, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Upton has been mention the last two years in trade rumors but still stayed in TB. Either the Rays wanted to much for him or other teams thought he was not worth it, but some team like the Phils will probably over pay for his services.

 
November 4, 2012  08:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

dodgers would be another team, WHO would like to add some good deffense at the outfield!!!

No way. They already have Crawford, Kemp and Ethier.

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