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Justin Upton could replace brother on Rays

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08:15 AM ET 11.12 | The Rays aren't willing to play their cards, of course, but Andrew Friedman said after returning from the GM meetings the team may be aggressive early this offseason. "We had a very productive week of dialogue on a number of different fronts," he said. ... "We are working through what that ratio will be and which moves make the most sense to attempt to do on the front end of the winter as opposed to late." One scenario that emerged from the meetings was acquiring OF Justin Upton, the younger brother of departing free agent B.J., from Arizona. It remains to be seen if they can match up given the Diamondbacks' primary desire for a top young shortstop, as the best the Rays could offer is prospect Hak-Ju Lee.

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November 12, 2012  09:15 AM ET

I don't know about the rest of you but I will be so glad when Upton is traded so we don't have to hear about him every week.

November 12, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't know about the rest of you but I will be so glad when Upton is traded so we don't have to hear about him every week.

It will probably end up being the most discussed non trade.

November 12, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't know about the rest of you but I will be so glad when Upton is traded so we don't have to hear about him every week.

You have a point. They've been talking about him being part of a trade for 2 years now.

November 12, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't know about the rest of you but I will be so glad when Upton is traded so we don't have to hear about him every week.

You have what has officially been termed "Upton Fatigue". The bad news is they are still working on a cure.

November 12, 2012  11:09 AM ET

which upton is this? the good one or the not so good one?

November 12, 2012  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

which upton is this? the good one or the not so good one?

Neither of them are really THAT great.

November 12, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Neither of them are really THAT great.

well ... I have heard one is the "wrong" upton ... lol

November 12, 2012  11:51 AM ET

I don't see the Rays paying him the $39M he will be getting over the next 3 seasons.

November 12, 2012  11:54 AM ET

Neither is named Kate so their both overrated.

November 12, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't see the Rays paying him the $39M he will be getting over the next 3 seasons.

His contract just doesn't fit in with their fiscal philosophy.

November 12, 2012  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't know about the rest of you but I will be so glad when Upton is traded so we don't have to hear about him every week.

i think the d'backs owner and the GM are making early money from this, too many ideas about justin upton and one of so many would qualify for a winner team which at the end the d'backs could get the last strike!!!

November 12, 2012  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His contract just doesn't fit in with their fiscal philosophy.

yeah, i mean the rays is not a franchise WHO just through money in the drainer, best deal for the rays is,,,,,, trade shields and chris archer or torres for trumbo , they are in need of a first basemen, and it would be at 400k which is the right number for rays!!!

November 12, 2012  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

well ... I have heard one is the "wrong" upton ... lol

If getting a BJ is wrong, I don't want to be right!

November 12, 2012  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It will probably end up being the most discussed non trade.

yes things could go either way, either the d'backs trade him or don't trade him at all, we have to wait untill the season starts in the 2013 ,!!!

November 12, 2012  01:06 PM ET

but but the rays do not have a regular SS do they??then again if the rays are willing to pay him the remained 39/ for the last 3 years in his contract so be it

November 12, 2012  01:09 PM ET

the rays have what most teams DO NOT HAVE PITCHING, PITCHING,, aside from oakland the rays are loaded with young pitching prospects, the angels, the dodgers, the rangers ,the red sox, the yankees, somebody's team would benefit from any trade with the rays!!!

November 12, 2012  01:10 PM ET

if things go as the rays GM expected, trades would be on as earlier as next month or should i say this month perhaps??

November 12, 2012  01:11 PM ET

wiseup: Tampa Bay loses one over rated upton only to try to aquire another overrated upton.

November 12, 2012  01:14 PM ET

the rays are in need of,,, a CF/ and a first basemen/ need a deffensive catcher/ and a power hitter WHO can drive more runs and help the offense on every other game,,,TRUMBO MAYBE??

 
November 12, 2012  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

wiseup: Tampa Bay loses one over rated upton only to try to aquire another overrated upton.

which is why the d'backs are working this type of a trade, but don't forget the rays are well known for their resiliants and perseverance things could benefit the player himself, after playing a season or two in rays organization justin upton could get experience and maturity plus the weather its much different from arizona's desert!!!

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