Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Upton Saturday Night?

The latest rumor to emerge from the GM meetings in Orlando is that the Red Sox have inquired about Arizona outfielder Justin Upton—whom the D'Backs have made plain is available in a trade. The Red Sox, for the record, have poo-pooed this as just "due diligence".

The haul back to the desert would have to be massive—but it would obviate the need to shell out a king's ransom for either Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford. And, you get a 23-year old with nothing but upside for a long time. The problem is if the Sox yield their most precious prospects in this deal, will anything be left for A-Gon? Or maybe, this is why we've been hearing about James Loney at first base. This is why they pay Theo the big bucks.

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