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Upton still on the block after scuttling trade

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08:02 AM ET 01.11 | The Diamondbacks have swung and missed, which isn't to say they're done shopping Justin Upton after he reportedly rejected a trade to Seattle. "Something is going to happen somewhere with them," one industry source with knowledge of Arizona's talks told CBSSports.com of the Diamondbacks and Upton. "I just don't know where or when." ... Upton has four clubs included on a very limited no-trade clause, including the Mariners and Blue Jays. The deal would have sent three or four players back to Arizona, according to CBSSports.com sources. Included among those players would have been relievers Charlie Furbush and Stephen Pryor, minor-league shortstop Nick Franklin and prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker.

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January 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Seattle is fortunate they deal was nixed by Upton, they would haven given up tooo much for him.

January 11, 2013  09:14 AM ET

yikes....need to finish first cup of joe before posting here.

January 11, 2013  09:30 AM ET

All the cities in MLB and 2 of the 4 he said he would not go to at Seattle and Toronto? I get Toronto (Taxes, different country - but still a beautiful city) but why seattle?

January 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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All the cities in MLB and 2 of the 4 he said he would not go to at Seattle and Toronto? I get Toronto (Taxes, different country - but still a beautiful city) but why seattle?

I don't get that either. Seattle's a great town during the summer months.

January 11, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Since the news has came out about Upton having a veto clause in his contract, the DBacks trading power with other teams probably has diminish in value.

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January 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Has a reputation for being rainy...

I guess but if i had 4 to block it would not include Seattle - Moose is right it is beautiful

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January 11, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Seattle is also not a hitters park and for a guy who is young and gearing up for his first large major league contract in a few years you don't want to play somewhere that is going to depress your stats.

January 11, 2013  10:30 AM ET

I hope Arizona comes back to the Braves with a trade scenario tha doesn't include Simmons.

January 11, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Seattle is also not a hitters park and for a guy who is young and gearing up for his first large major league contract in a few years you don't want to play somewhere that is going to depress your stats.

Fair comment but have to believe with all the data out there showing effect of parks his agent could talk through. Also a park where a CF is key.

January 11, 2013  10:56 AM ET

T & R recycling program in action.

January 11, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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All the cities in MLB and 2 of the 4 he said he would not go to at Seattle and Toronto? I get Toronto (Taxes, different country - but still a beautiful city) but why seattle?

I would imagine it has more to do with money than with the weather. Safeco is a terrible park for hitters. His offensive numbers will undoubtedly go down which hurts his value when he hits free agency in 2015.

January 11, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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Seattle is also not a hitters park and for a guy who is young and gearing up for his first large major league contract in a few years you don't want to play somewhere that is going to depress your stats.

I believe they've moved the outfield fences in some in the hopes of attracting more FA hitters to come sign with them.

January 11, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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All the cities in MLB and 2 of the 4 he said he would not go to at Seattle and Toronto? I get Toronto (Taxes, different country - but still a beautiful city) but why seattle?

my believe is,,Justin Upton has been a sttuborn little kid, and the d'backs have to find a way to discipline him before things turn in the ugly way,,,

January 11, 2013  12:02 PM ET

the d'backs would had have top four quality players in a year or two but Justin Upton mess everything in a blink of an eye,,,

January 11, 2013  12:03 PM ET

tohes type of opportunities don't come often,, d'backs should be devastated,,,,

January 11, 2013  12:05 PM ET
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I would imagine it has more to do with money than with the weather. Safeco is a terrible park for hitters. His offensive numbers will undoubtedly go down which hurts his value when he hits free agency in 2015.

i think it should had been the right place to improve his skills as a hitter and as a deffensive player, after all playing in a tough field its what it makes a better player to gain experience and maturity,,,,

 
January 11, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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