Thursday, November 8, 2012

D'Backs In Active Discussions To Trade Justin Upton


Ken Rosenthal reported that the Arizona Diamonbacks are in active trade discussions with various teams regarding Justin Upton. This comes as a shock to me after the D Backs have already traded away Chris Young to the Oakland A's earlier in the off season.  The Yankees were included on his partial no trade clause for the 2012 season but that has since changed since the World Series ended. Upton is only entering his age 25 season and signed through the 2015 season with $38.5 million left on his contract. The Diamondbacks are looking for left side of the infield help, namely third base, and I do not think that Eduardo Nunez is going to cut it. I also do not see any willingness to take on Alex Rodriguez in such a small market from either side, especially Alex's who owns a full no trade clause and 10/5 rights. Kevin Towers does know the Yankees prospects better then most after working as a special adviser to Brian Cashman but I still do not see us landing him without giving up a Tyler Austin. The D Backs have also expressed some willingness in trading 21 year old starting pitcher Trevor Bauer so maybe we can see another mega three team deal with the Yankees coming out like gold this time around.

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