There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks and their outfield depth. Especially now with the recent, [extremely] surprising signing of Cody Ross, the Snakes legitimately have five starting-caliber outfielders.
While a case could be made for trading any one of Justin Upton, Adam Eaton, Jason Kubel, or Gerardo Parra, one must seriously consider whether the prospective return for these players would actually help the future of the franchise, or hurt it. Continue reading
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Courtesy of Zimbio.com
Most baseball players who are seven-year veterans aren’t twenty-six years old. Yet B.J. Upton is. Upton has been in the show since he was nineteen years old. He’s also played five different positions during that span–including shortstop, second base, third base, left-field (just one game) and now center-field. Many people, the Tampa Bay Rays included, have questioned his concentration, yet no one has ever undermined his talent. This is why the recent trade rumors revolving around Upton are so interesting. How much is a power/speed-threat with a dynamite glove, who, even at a tender age, is technically a seasoned veteran, worth? The answer should be, “A lot.” Continue reading
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