Originally Posted by TheNext44
Going forward, I don't see that big of a difference between Stubbs and Upton. There's a difference, just not a Wood, Frazier and Alonso difference, especially when you factor in contracts and length of team control.
I wouldn't do the deal without getting a crack at offering Upton an LTC first. But Upton is distinctly better now, and has an off-the-charts, Griffey-esque upside.
Upton is nearly three years younger than Stubbs, and has put up better numbers than Stubbs at a younger age at all levels of play.
Stubbs had a .765 OPS in the minors, compared to Upton's .854 OPS.