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Frontrunners for Upton: Texas, Boston, Detroit

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08:15 AM ET 11.08 | Is Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers merely in the listening stage on Justin Upton? [From] listening to the buzz in the lobby at the Hyatt Regency here on Wednesday, not everyone at the general managers' meetings is buying that Towers is just gauging the market. Instead, there was a growing sense that Towers might finally move Upton. ... The Rangers, who have depth at both third base ( Adrian Beltre, Mike Olt) and shortstop (Elvis Andrus, Jurickson Profar), are a team that many expect to pursue Upton, particularly with Josh Hamilton seemingly likely to depart as a free agent. The Red Sox are reportedly interested. And sources said the Tigers were doing "due diligence" on Upton's background.

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November 8, 2012  08:36 AM ET

He's not going to Detroit.

November 8, 2012  08:37 AM ET

If I am Texas you can sign LaRoche and trade for Upton and get two players for the price of one.

November 8, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If I am Texas you can sign LaRoche and trade for Upton and get two players for the price of one.

They still need pitching.

November 8, 2012  09:05 AM ET

He's not worth what you would have to give up for him.

November 8, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's not going to Detroit.

It won't be to the Red Sox either.

November 8, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It won't be to the Red Sox either.

Yeah, I don't see that happening either.

November 8, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Upton,Hamilton I would like to see both come to DETROIT.

November 8, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's not worth what you would have to give up for him.

That is the problem. Arizona has been trying to move him as a potential superstar, and no one has been willing to buy him at that price. He's a nice enough player and would be a valuable addition to some team, but he has been overpriced.

November 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Upton,Hamilton I would like to see both come to DETROIT.

Both players will be over-priced, and Hamilton can't play an entire season, not to mention is prone to some severe cold streaks. If my Tigers were to make a gamble on anyone, I'd want it to be either Melky Cabrera or Shane Victorino. Heck, if Ichiro is priced well enough that would be nice. But no Upton (either of them) or Hamilton.

November 8, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That is the problem. Arizona has been trying to move him as a potential superstar, and no one has been willing to buy him at that price. He's a nice enough player and would be a valuable addition to some team, but he has been overpriced.

The BoSox are supposedly strategically committed to developing their future from their minor league talent, with tactical FA signings for short contracts to bridge the time gap before a minor league prospect is ready for MLB.
Thus, a trade that required them to unload some key minor league prospects is unlikely, unless a true All Star is available with a long term contract they can live with.
We shall see if they are really going to stick with their plan, or will become seduced by a big trade.

November 8, 2012  11:25 AM ET

this player, justin upton would fit just right in the red sox team, after alex gonzalez/beckett gone, there is not a single top star in that team, aside from david ortiz and pedroia nobody can pop up as a star player at least not right now,,,

November 8, 2012  11:26 AM ET

maybe detroit its trying to replace delmon young with justin upton and that make sense as of now!!!

November 8, 2012  11:28 AM ET

the rangers would and could load their outfieldntrade david holland for ellbury from boston, and trade for justin upton to replace hamilton, and their outfield could be better for a very long time!!!!

November 8, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

maybe detroit its trying to replace delmon young with justin upton and that make sense as of now!!!

No, that makes absolutely no sense at all, alacran.

November 8, 2012  12:59 PM ET

....my sources tell me the rangers will resign hambone after flirtation elsewhere, and add green key to rotation......still have a couple years left in that crew....

November 8, 2012  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If I am Texas you can sign LaRoche and trade for Upton and get two players for the price of one.

Would be very nice, depending on what Arizona would ask in return.

November 8, 2012  01:39 PM ET

why not detroit? tigers need a corner outfielder badly. AZ wants a 3rd basement. i'd trade castellanos for upton in a second!!!

November 8, 2012  04:41 PM ET

the rangers could get strong at the outfield,,if they really want, lets see, we have this trade rumors david holland for ellsbury from red sox, then this justin upton trade is hanging around rangers perspectives, BJ UPTON its available through free agency, rangers should trade for ellbury, trade for justin upton, and sign BJ UPTON with this 3 guys in your lineup things could be shinning like a star from far east!!!

November 8, 2012  06:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

the rangers could get strong at the outfield,,if they really want, lets see, we have this trade rumors david holland for ellsbury from red sox, then this justin upton trade is hanging around rangers perspectives, BJ UPTON its available through free agency, rangers should trade for ellbury, trade for justin upton, and sign BJ UPTON with this 3 guys in your lineup things could be shinning like a star from far east!!!

Do you mean David Murphy or Derek Holland for Ellsbury? There is no David Holland!

 
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