.315 OBP the last four years including .298 last year. Please tell me how that helps the Reds, especially with a $75MM price tag??
He's had some big OBP years too. I realize the trend is downward, but he's still young, and playing in GABP, in the middle of the Reds lineup would transform his offensive game, I think.
Don't really care about the money -- it's not like they'd be slashing payroll elsewhere to make Upton fit.
Very doubtful it happens, and the rumor itself may be completely false, but as others have said this player is an immediate upgrade who still has a lot of upside.