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D-Backs still talking to Mariners, Padres, Rangers about Justin Upton

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10:06 AM ET 01.06 | Justin Upton for Chase Headley? The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have held on-and-off discussions about a trade involving those players since July, but the talks have failed to progress, according to major-league sources. The Diamondbacks, however, continue to discuss Upton with other clubs, including the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners, sources say, while also considering offers for another of their outfielders, Jason Kubel. The Rangers want to acquire Upton without giving up either shortstop Elvis Andrus or infielder Jurickson Profar. Their preference is to build a package around third baseman Mike Olt, and the team is willing to add a top pitching prospect and third quality piece to the package, sources say. But the D-backs, sources say, believe they could make an even better deal for Upton with another club - possibly the Mariners, who are aggressively trying to add a power hitter.

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January 6, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Talk Is Cheap, Bros.

January 6, 2013  10:43 AM ET

The Diamondbacks are going to have to get more realistic expectations or they're going to start the season with one too many outfielders and no better pitching.

January 6, 2013  11:10 AM ET

the d'backs aren't backing down at least not now, the rangers wanted to give double A prospects to d'backs for Justin upton,the d'backs shouldn't trade Justin upton to the rangers why?? because that team refuse to add profar in that trade,

January 6, 2013  11:12 AM ET

the d'backs could have better posibility in trading Justin upton for top triple A pitchers prospects from the mariners, this trade should benefit both clubs,,,,

January 6, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Diamondbacks are going to have to get more realistic expectations or they're going to start the season with one too many outfielders and no better pitching.

the trade its getting closer than expected, but it could be to a mistery team, rangers should be out, the padres maybe, the mariners are closer than any team,,,

January 6, 2013  11:17 AM ET

the rangers had proved that the texas are a prospects collector,in other words the texas had replaced the royals and the rays,but any deal should become reality,it should be for the young outfielder.,...

January 6, 2013  11:44 AM ET

Da Guy would be perfect in Citi Field!!!

January 6, 2013  12:11 PM ET

The Rangers have Elvis and Elvis has Boras, the Mariners have extra pitchers, the Padres have prospects, so which team would you trade with if you are the GM of the Dbacks. If I am the GM I am trading with the Mariners for their young pitchers and not with the Rangers for Elvis because with Boras you could not afford to resign him to a long term deal.

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January 6, 2013  03:18 PM ET

The Braves have the pitching prospects to pull this off.

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January 6, 2013  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Jesus, will the D Backs just deal this guy already?

business has to be done with caution and alot wisdom, there are teams offering peanuts for the d'backs hitter, but that's why deals should be done carefully without any rushing in any way,,

January 6, 2013  05:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The Rangers have Elvis and Elvis has Boras, the Mariners have extra pitchers, the Padres have prospects, so which team would you trade with if you are the GM of the Dbacks. If I am the GM I am trading with the Mariners for their young pitchers and not with the Rangers for Elvis because with Boras you could not afford to resign him to a long term deal.

the rangers have Elvis and Elvis have Boras? meaning no deal? because we all are well aware WHO its Boras and what to expect from Boras as an agent!!!

January 6, 2013  05:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

the rangers have Elvis and Elvis have Boras? meaning no deal? because we all are well aware WHO its Boras and what to expect from Boras as an agent!!!

D'backs should trade Justin upton to the Mariners Straight like that, For top Prospects and nothing else,,,

January 6, 2013  05:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Braves have the pitching prospects to pull this off.

the Braves DO NOT want to Trade Top Prospects not now not any time soon,,,

January 6, 2013  05:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Diamondbacks are going to have to get more realistic expectations or they're going to start the season with one too many outfielders and no better pitching.

the sensibility of the deal its too difficult to adjusted, the Teams that had Been mentioned here most of them Had refused to Trade Top Prospects,Then Again The D'backs Should Take Their Sweet time in Order to Achieve Their Goals,,,,

January 6, 2013  10:10 PM ET

Predict Upton will only be traded if Profar or Simmons included in the trade...otherwise, the D'backs will trade Kubel.

January 6, 2013  11:27 PM ET

Mariners are flush with great prospect arms and starters. I would think they would make the best deal for pitching. Does Upton want to go to Seattle though?

January 7, 2013  02:09 AM ET

the Mariners already added Jason Bay. They're good to go. ;o)

 
January 7, 2013  02:22 AM ET

i like Upton, but i like stanton more, padres trade Gyrko and a couple pitchers for Stanton, boom! a guy can hope!

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