If Justin Upton Is Moved, It Won’t Be to Blue Jays

As per MLB trade rumours:

There is a 90% chance Justin Upton, one of the most prized trade targets this offseason, will still be with Arizona when Spring Training opens, a Diamondbacks person tells Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. GM Kevin Towers, however, is still willing to listen to offers for the two-time All-Star.

Kevin is Kevin. I think there is no one on the roster Kevin wouldn’t have a discussion about, if asked,” said Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick. “I think there’s a very high likelihood Justin will be in our starting outfield when we start the new season.

The Diamondbacks are looking for a young shortstop and pitching in any trade for Upton.  Sources tells Heyman the four-team list, which has changed after every season, now includes the Mariners and Blue Jays, although it is believed Upton could be open to a trade to a team on his no-trade list.
With Melky Cabrera recently signed to play left field and Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista already in the Blue Jays outfield it was a long shot that the Blue Jays were big players in the Justin Upton sweepstakes.  Never say never but given the above information I wouldn’t count on Upton joining Toronto.

2 Responses to “If Justin Upton Is Moved, It Won’t Be to Blue Jays”

  1. 1 GordieDougie November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    If anything, I want Trevor Bauer. It’d give us rotation depth, a potential #1, and he’s worth the risk considering we have 5 other quality starters.

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