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someone says they don't want banjo-hitting Span, but that Victorino is a great fit with a winning attitude.
Victorino has more power.
Upton isn't getting traded unless Cano is part of any deal.
The headline preview ended at "Justin" for me, so I thought they'd asked about Verlander because, hey, it doesn't hurt to check.
Even setting aside the fact that the Diamondbacks appear to be desperate to get rid of Upton there's absolutely no reason for them to want Cano in return. What use would they have for a guy who is a free agent after this season and plays the same position as one of their strongest performers in 2012?
Is there any reason why AZ would be desperate to get rid of Upton?
If you're the Yankees, do you swap Gardner as part of an Upton deal?
Upton might be the next Griffey, or he might be the next Ellis Valentine. Towers has a pretty good track record of talent evaluation. Unless I were pretty sure that it was just the rumored personnlity conflict between Upton and upper management, and that that was something that would go away when Upton was traded, I don't think I'd trade for him.
I was gonna disagree with this and say that Upton is way better than Valentine was. I wouldn't have guessed that they were actually about the same through age 24.
Yeah, there are more guys than you think who were really good in their early 20's, and never developed beyond that level. Upton's older brother is one, too, of course. BJ Upton is a fine player, and you could easily win a championship with him in centerfield, but when he was 22 he looked like he could become the next Willie Mays, and now he looks more like the next Brian McRae.
Justin Upton might be more likely to have a solid but unspectacular career than a superstar career but he is also one of the most likely guys in his age group to become a superstar.
I may be crazy but i think the cubs should get in on upton. He could be a center peice for them for a long time
In theory, I agree, but given what the Cubs are trying to do and what I assume the D-Backs are looking to do in an Upton trade, I can't see how they could line up a trade that makes sense for both teams.
I'm not sure we can still say that. Look at his top 10 comparables on BBREF. Eight of them faded quickly. The other two are Jack Clark and Boog Powell, who are hard to call really comparable.
What's the fallout in Chicago like over Castro's off-season rape charge?
Justin Upton has five plus tools on the baseball field, and scouts have projected him to be a superstar since he was legally able to drive. He might not get any better than this - baseball is unpredictable - but I'd much rather have Justin Upton than a player with a similar statistical track record but lesser tools and scouting reports.
YES reporting Yanks are in on Ichiro!
But how much of the hype over Upton comes from the fact that when Justin Upton was finishing high school and entering the draft, his older brother BJ was tearing up AAA as a 20-year old?
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