Originally Posted by Benihana
I said Stubbs + 3 prospects not named Hamilton.
To clarify, I would trade Hamilton for Upton, just not + 2 other top prospects (and Stubbs).
Apparently they want a 3B. I'd happily offer them H-Rodriguez (or Vidal or Rosa if they prefer), Hamilton, and another prospect outside the top 10. I'd prefer to include Stubbs and one of the Pensacola pitchers to Hamilton, but apparently Arizona is itching for some position player prospects, and it will likely cost us Hamilton if we want to play.
Upton is signed through 2015, which is about the time when (if) guys like Winker, Gelalich, Waldrop and/or Yorman Rodriguez should be ready.
If you read the article again they are looking for a third baseman if they KEEP Upton and improve their record between now and then. Any package of prospects if they lose and get worse and decide to deal him. So it wouldn't take a third baseman - they want one specifically if they are IN the race.
I'd love to have Upton - just not at a crazy, crazy price.