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    Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    "in a deal for Justin Upton. Arizona wants a young shortstop"


    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...e-simmons.html

    The Diamondbacks want a young SS for Justin Upton... The Reds should package Cosart + for Upton and let Didi take over at SS... Bat him 8th and let Upton go back to 30 HR between Votto and Bruce.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Cozart is over 2 years older than Upton, they want a young guy with big time upside not get older on a guy with no MLB track record.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Quote Originally Posted by HometownHero View Post
    Cozart is over 2 years older than Upton, they want a young guy with big time upside not get older on a guy with no MLB track record.
    I respectively disagree, Upton is partly a salary dump because he makes 14/15 million in 14 & 15 and Cozart may be 2 years older but the Rangers aren't trading Andrus or Profar, so the Market is set and Cozart is a valuable SS, especially for Arizona... Throw in Mike Leake and a couple minor leaguers where we have depth and I think Towers would make the trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    I respectively disagree, Upton is partly a salary dump because he makes 14/15 million in 14 & 15 and Cozart may be 2 years older but the Rangers aren't trading Andrus or Profar, so the Market is set and Cozart is a valuable SS, especially for Arizona... Throw in Mike Leake and a couple minor leaguers where we have depth and I think Towers would make the trade.
    If we could get him for that we would already have him.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Quote Originally Posted by HometownHero View Post
    If we could get him for that we would already have him.
    We're talking about the offseason and the GM Meetings just started... I am not saying Upton will be traded to the Reds... I think I am defending the Reds Trade Chips at this point with you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    We're talking about the offseason and the GM Meetings just started... I am not saying Upton will be traded to the Reds... I think I am defending the Reds Trade Chips at this point with you...
    There is zero chance the D-Backs trade a young hitter who just turned 25 in late August for a SS who is 27 in the same month and has done next to nothing in the majors and a end of the rotation SP in Leake.

    Upton 117 OPS+
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    Cozart 82 OPS+
    Leake 97 ERA+

    These two players would need to be the 2nd and 3rd p[layers with a far bigger upside player going to the snakes as the top player.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Didi Gregorius & Leake might get Upton

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    The Rays are #2 behind the Rangers for Upton according to Ken Rosenthal and they are talking about Shields or Hellickson along with SS Hak-Ju Lee so we would have to step up our game far deeper than most all the names mentioned here so at least a Top-50 overall prospect is going to be in there someplace.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    I can't see us paying the high asking price.

    Kind of thinking we may end up pulling off a trade like we did for Latos last year that kind of came out of the blue.

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    If not Upton I think Yoenis Cespedes should be plan B

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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Quote Originally Posted by vottofan4life View Post
    If not Upton I think Yoenis Cespedes should be plan B
    Beane isn't going on a fire sale again anytime soon, and that is the only way he trades Cespedes.
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    Re: Justin Upton - *Reds willing to Trade SS

    Cozart is probably a bit too old, but I like the idea of acquiring Upton.


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