Re: Justin Upton A Red?
While I agree that Leake and Cozart or Didi isn't enough to get a deal done, I think it's a heck of a good start. Upton is a good player, but I think people forget that while he has 3 years of team control remaining, his contract isn't exactly cheap.
I also don't get this notion that the Reds have to give up their number 1 prospect to get a player like Upton. The Reds didn't give up their number 1 or 2 prospect when they acquired Latos. The Nationals didn't give up their number 1 or 2 prospect when they acquired Gio Gonzalez. So why again do the Reds have to give up their number 1 prospect to get Upton?
I'm not saying I wouldn't give up Hamilton under any circumstances. I'm just saying it's fairly rare for a number 1 prospect to get moved even in a deal for an ace pitcher or outstanding position player with a favorable contract situation.