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    Re: What would it take to get Justin Upton?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    The Rangers are hot on the trail of Justin Upton, per mlbtraderumors, and they're willing to part with top prospect Mike Olt to get him.

    Braves turned down Simmons for Olt. D'backs want a young SS but Rangers won't deal Andrus or Profar, so they're trying to acquire a SS to flip for Upton.

    Obviously I've made my preferences clear that I'd love for the Reds to trade for Justin Upton.

    However, this gave me a "backup" idea: assuming the Reds for whatever reason can't agree on a deal for Upton, how about offering Gregorius to the Rangers for Olt? Move Frazier to LF, and use our budget to sign a CF to a one or two year deal.

    CF Free Agent (Torii Hunter?)
    2B Phillips
    1B Votto
    LF Frazier
    RF Bruce
    3B Olt
    C Mesoraco/Hanigan
    SS Cozart

    If/when Hamilton forces his way to Cincy, Reds will then have flexibility to deal one of Hunter/Frazier/Olt to fill another need.
    Last edited by Benihana; 11-13-2012 at 11:39 AM.
    Go BLUE!!!

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