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Trade might be best for Justin Upton and Diamondbacks

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12:41 AM ET 11.10 | Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has long been included in trade rumors under the helm of Kevin Towers at GM. It seems like every offseason the D-backs are looking to trade him, and each time has resulted in Upton staying put. Towers has said that it would take an overwhelming deal for him to decide to move a guy with enormous talent like Upton. But perhaps, after so many times putting him on the block, any good deal is enough to get a return before the relationship becomes poisoned.

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November 10, 2012  11:45 AM ET

this guy could bring a top pitching prospects to the d'backs,,, the question is WHO would give top prospects for justin upton??

November 10, 2012  11:46 AM ET

the rangers are in need for a extra outfielder, hamilton departure left a open spot in the OF,,,,

November 10, 2012  12:25 PM ET

this could be a great trade for both teams, the rangers can trade elvis andrus and derek holland for justin upton,,,

November 10, 2012  12:27 PM ET

the red sox are willing to trade jacoby ellbury for derek holland and elvis andrus, as we all know the rangers need the SS open spot for profar,!!!

November 10, 2012  12:29 PM ET

the rays don't have a regular SS in their lineup, trade hellickson and a minor leaguer for derek holland and elvis andrus!!!

November 10, 2012  01:02 PM ET

Here is the problem: "Towers has said that it would take an overwhelming deal for him to decide to move a guy with enormous talent like Upton."

And the result: "It seems like every offseason the D-backs are looking to trade him, and each time has resulted in Upton staying put."

Towers' judgement of Upton's "talent" is different than the rest of MLB. Now, Towers may be right--but if so, he should keep Upton and refuse to trade him. By offering to trade him, it looks as though he knows the guy is overvalued, and is shopping for a sucker.

November 10, 2012  04:07 PM ET

The Dodgers should see if Kemp will agree to stay out of centerfield and trade for Upton. He's only 24. I think he has some really good years ahead of him.

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November 10, 2012  09:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Here is the problem: "Towers has said that it would take an overwhelming deal for him to decide to move a guy with enormous talent like Upton."And the result: "It seems like every offseason the D-backs are looking to trade him, and each time has resulted in Upton staying put."Towers' judgement of Upton's "talent" is different than the rest of MLB. Now, Towers may be right--but if so, he should keep Upton and refuse to trade him. By offering to trade him, it looks as though he knows the guy is overvalued, and is shopping for a sucker.

Well said.

 
November 10, 2012  10:26 PM ET

I can't figure out why the D Backs seem to be in a hurry to get rid of this guy.

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