Re: What would it take to get Justin Upton?
Justin Upton would just slot so well in between Votto and Bruce. They would provide the protection he needs and really wasn't getting in Arizona, no disrespect to Goldschmidt and Kubel who had good years in their own right.
Down the stretch Bailey was just phenomenal. I just think that if you can maximize the sell high, it is time to do it. This isn't about giving up on him. It is about taking a volatile, sometimes injury prone, pitcher who is about to get expensive, and getting a potential impact bat. This assumes that a Chapman goes to the rotation, and that you are comfortable with Leake.
Bailey/Leake, Didi/Cozart, Hrod, and Corcino/Cingrani for Upton and Bauer. Bryan Price knows how to work with wacky guys like Bauer.
Whenever you get mad over a called strike or ball on a close pitch, it's the equivalent of being mad at the QB pump-faking one time before throwing a pass in your average NFL game. ---Caveat Emperor