Re: What would it take to get Justin Upton?
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
They weren't asking for a top offensive starter according to the link. They were simply asking for a starting offensive player.
And I'd argue that Cozart is above average as a SS (12th in WAR in mlb), fills their biggest hole with plus production, and is as cheap as any starter in the game.
The WAR actually works in Cozart's favor, 2.7 - 2.5 for 2012.
If you add Leake and Stubbs on top (not to mention the $9 million + owed next season, and you see plenty of reason why the DBacks might bite.
(That said, I fully expect Upton to go to Texas for Andrus, which would pave the way for Profar.)
Sub Cueto for Leake and they might do it. You could probably leave Stubbs out. I can't imagine they'd have much interest in him. The Article said TOR starter and an every day position player as a part of a deal
. Cueto, Cozart and something else, maybe Marshall.
I agree on Texas. I'm guessing Andrus, Olt and Martin Perez.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 11-10-2012 at 01:22 PM.