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D-Backs GM playing all angles with his outfield

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08:20 AM ET 12.31 | The Diamondbacks still have some time for a makeover. That is, they could look dramatically different on Opening Day than they do today. At the moment, the pieces don't seem to fit. And that's a good problem, or could be. All that seems clear at this point is that general manager Kevin Towers has had himself a terrific offseason. He has strengthened every area of his team. ... If the D-backs opened the regular season today, they'd have Jason Kubel, Justin Upton and [Cody Ross] in the outfield. ... Baseball people are intrigued. Does Towers finally plan to trade Upton after listening to offers for a couple of years? Or will he trade Kubel? Or perhaps one of the kids?

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December 31, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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I still think that Elvis Andrus for Upton (spare parts thrown in to finish the deal) makes the most sense.

but but?? the d'backs DO WANTED more players included, about PROFAR OLT/ AND ANDRUS?? FOR JUSTIN UPTON STRAIGHT LIKE THAT??

December 31, 2012  11:43 AM ET

just if the rangers are really serious about making a top trade,, this is the right amount of players,,

December 31, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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just if the rangers are really serious about making a top trade,, this is the right amount of players,,

to be traded,,,

December 31, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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Seems he signed Ross with the intent of dealing Upton or Kubel, but who knows?

if rangers remain sttuborns and and refuse to give more players, the d'backs don't have more choices than just keep all their players together,,,

December 31, 2012  11:46 AM ET

rangers wanted good players but refuse to give up quality players.,..

December 31, 2012  11:48 AM ET

there are too many teams who would likely refuse to trade players with texas why?? because they are a team who collects the prospects and that's that,,,

December 31, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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but but?? the d'backs DO WANTED more players included, about PROFAR OLT/ AND ANDRUS?? FOR JUSTIN UPTON STRAIGHT LIKE THAT??

this would be the deal of the year,,,

December 31, 2012  11:54 AM ET

the hanky panky trade rules in texas and in arizona,,,

December 31, 2012  02:39 PM ET

you arent getting 2 top prospects and a gold glove SS for Upton ... keep dreaming DBacks

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December 31, 2012  05:57 PM ET
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Agreed. I think Andrus, and just Andrus, should net Upton. SSs are more valuable than OFs.

Andrus its not enough to convense the d'backs, the offer should be a little more tentative IF rangers expect positive progress,,

December 31, 2012  05:59 PM ET
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Agreed. I think Andrus, and just Andrus, should net Upton. SSs are more valuable than OFs.

there are certain dark points with Andrus, first, the agent its boras, second the deals with boras always tend to be over the limits, and WHO would like to make any deal with greedy boras??

December 31, 2012  06:01 PM ET
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you arent getting 2 top prospects and a gold glove SS for Upton ... keep dreaming DBacks

all in all, the rangers its the team WHO needs outfielders help, the rangers are the one's WHO are more interested than the D'BACKS, and wheever its more interested in the player likely would make a effort in order to land a fair deal,,,

December 31, 2012  06:03 PM ET

if the rangers or any other teams don't want to part with top prospects, surely deals wouldn't be done anyways!!!

December 31, 2012  06:04 PM ET
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I still think that Elvis Andrus for Upton (spare parts thrown in to finish the deal) makes the most sense.

sure from your stand point, but what those GMS from both teams are really thinking?? neither one would like to regret any wrong deal,,

December 31, 2012  06:06 PM ET

angels and mariners pull a deal, with morales and vargas could this trade hunt the halos in the future?? or benefit the mariners with morales?? then again greedy boras its morales agent and anything could happen in 2014 season,,

December 31, 2012  06:08 PM ET

perhaps the mariners should trade morales at the 2013 mid-season and get as much prospects as they can can...WHY? because there is no guarantee in resigning morales by the 2014 season,,,

 
December 31, 2012  06:09 PM ET

cubans players have proved to have a steady and conssistent playing time, plus most of the times they produce and help the team to be more competetive!!!

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