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08:18 AM ET 01.04 | Why might Justin Upton still wind up in a new city? Consider: * The Arizona Diamondbacks have a surplus of outfielders after signing Cody Ross to a three-year, $26 million free-agent contract. * At least three teams -- the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves -- have expressed strong interest in Upton, according to major-league sources. * Jason Kubel, the other outfielder whom the D-backs could move, is under club control for only one more season, and carries less trade value than Upton. The Diamondbacks, though, continue to send mixed signals about their intentions. Some in the industry say that the club prefers to trade Kubel. Others, however, insist that the team wants to move Upton.

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January 4, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Just trade him already, please. The worst kept rumour in baseball for the last three seasons is that Justin upton is on the trade market. Yet, another J Up thread. After all of this, I hope that the D-backs get fleeced.

January 4, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I am beginning to think the DBack GM likes being in the headlines and has no intention in trading either one. Both the Mariners and Rangers could use a bat and both have trade value,Mariners have pitching, and the Rangers have Elvis, so what is the hold up GM's.

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January 4, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just trade him already, please. The worst kept rumour in baseball for the last three seasons is that Justin upton is on the trade market. Yet, another J Up thread. After all of this, I hope that the D-backs get fleeced.

IMO, anybody that give up what the D-backs want for this guy, are the ones who are going to get fleeced.

January 4, 2013  10:01 AM ET

If they trade Upton and Kubel leaves at the end of the season then how does their OF look in '14?

January 4, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

IMO, anybody that give up what the D-backs want for this guy, are the ones who are going to get fleeced.

True enough. That's probably why he's still a D-back.

January 4, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If they trade Upton and Kubel leaves at the end of the season then how does their OF look in '14?

Sort of like the current NY Mets outfield situation?

January 4, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just trade him already, please. The worst kept rumour in baseball for the last three seasons is that Justin upton is on the trade market. Yet, another J Up thread. After all of this, I hope that the D-backs get fleeced.

well there are teams WHO would like to get Justin upton except that they refuse to give quality prospects in return,those teams do wanted so bad to get Justin upton in their lineup except they DO NOT WANT TO GIVE HIGHER RANKED PROSPECTS,,,

January 4, 2013  12:48 PM ET

the rangers had expressed their likes about Justin upton,,then again the rangers didn't like the inquires from the d'backs about the trade return,

January 4, 2013  12:53 PM ET

the d'backs would like to get OLT AND PROFAR, something that rangers had refused,but at the same time the texas still hoping to get Justin upton perhaps for a insinificant single A player, now can that really happen??unless the d'backs go inssane,,,

January 4, 2013  12:59 PM ET

when rangers trade texeira to the braves back in the 209 season? the rangers got in return a great top prospects in return, but every time the other teams are willing to pull a trade with the texas team, they wouldn't agree on any top prospects trade, the rangers or any other team should know, they are getting a top player with quality skills and groing experience not to mention the guy still young and should get much better in a year or two,,,

January 4, 2013  01:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I am beginning to think the DBack GM likes being in the headlines and has no intention in trading either one. Both the Mariners and Rangers could use a bat and both have trade value,Mariners have pitching, and the Rangers have Elvis, so what is the hold up GM's.

the d'backs want quality value prospects and elvis andrus wouldn't be enough,the d'backs GM would like to get profar and OLT its that too much of players to ask?the results? both teams aren't completely happy with their poor offers trades, the mariners are the best d'backs options why? because this franchise surtely would and could give quality prospects to the d'backs, rangers?? this team aren't serious about trading any top prospects at all,,

January 4, 2013  01:09 PM ET

lets not forget, the rangers are replacing the royals as the new team prospects collector no kidding!!

January 4, 2013  01:11 PM ET

the mariners should get Justin upton, if the rangers get Justin upton for andrus that all alone would be a complete dissaster for the d'backs organization,,,

January 4, 2013  01:16 PM ET

now days, teams expect to get quality players for peanuts, think that's fair trade? any team think that a poor quality prospect trade offer is fair??teams would need to re-evaluated their needs and their offers plus their quality product should be expose to the best teams consideration,,,don't like to trade your top quality prospects? is fine, then get off from the trade list and move on!!

January 4, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

IMO, anybody that give up what the D-backs want for this guy, are the ones who are going to get fleeced.

trade for Justin upton won't be bad at all, trade for Kubel trully would be bad inversion,the team WHO gets Justin upton could turn around and trade him for much better quality players in a year or two!!

January 4, 2013  01:21 PM ET

but lets be honest, many teams expect to get quality players and give up only a single A player does anybody considered a good offer of that kind??its just like a slapp on the face for the other team, then again every team has the right to refuse to trade their best product any time any day by any means,,,,

January 4, 2013  01:58 PM ET

I'd rather have Kate Upton

 
January 4, 2013  04:25 PM ET

Upton is fast, hard to catch.

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