Justin Upton#8, LF, Atlanta
- August 25, 1987
- Birth Place:
- Norfolk, Virginia
- 2005 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
— Player Notes
Advice: A week ago, the Padres were a team that Bowman cited as being interested in Justin Upton. With their near-trades for Matt Kemp and Wil Myers, it appears unlikely that they would still be in the market for the outfielder. Bowman wrote that the Braves were holding court with five other teams. It would be palatable for the team if they could package Johnson or Gattis in with Upton, though it would obviously be tougher for them to complete a trade if they were attaching extra weight to the deal. The Braves are also reportedly looking to deal B.J. Upton.
More: Mark Bowman on Twitter8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: The Pads are on the verge of acquiring Matt Kemp, but it appears they might not be done looking for offense. For what it's worth, Bowman adds that he "wouldn't be shocked" to see Kemp and Upton in the same outfield next season. The Giants, Rangers, Orioles and Royals are other teams known to have interest in Upton.
More: Mark Bowman on TwitterWed, Dec 17 Rotoworld
Advice: However, the are understandably reluctant to give up Yordano Ventura or Danny Duffy, so a deal appears unlikely. The Royals might have to aim lower via trades or free agency.Rotoworld
Advice: Nightengale cautions, however, that "neither club was overly optimistic a deal can be finalized." The deal is a fit for the Giants since they have a hole both in left field and at third base, but Nightengale says the Braves aren't sure the Giants have the prospects needed to make a trade work. Upton has drawn trade interest from a host of clubs this offseason.
More: USAToday.comWed, Dec 10 Rotoworld
Advice: Players often include certain teams on their no-trade list as leverage, but it's worth noting that the Mariners were listed two years ago and Upton exercised his right to turn down a potential deal. The Indians have reportedly expressed interest in a trade for Upton this offseason, so it's something to keep in mind.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterTue, Dec 9 Rotoworld
Advice: MLB.com's Mark Bowman earlier Monday listed the O's as one of the teams showing interest in Upton, but Duquette just threw a wet blanket on the idea. The O's are in the market for outfield help and could come away with someone before the end of the Winter Meetings, but it doesn't sound like it will be Upton.Rotoworld
Advice: However, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote Monday morning that the Braves have yet to hear a satisfactory offer. The Indians have also been mentioned as a possibility, but they are likely out after acquiring Brandon Moss from the A's on Monday. Upton is owed $14.5 million next season before hitting free agency.
More: Mark Bowman on TwitterMon, Dec 8 Rotoworld
Advice: The Braves are prioritizing starting pitching and second base in a potential return package, but they haven't heard the right offer yet. Sherman hears that the Royals, Rangers, Padres, and Indians all remain interested. The Orioles have also been mentioned as a possibility in recent days.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterMon, Dec 8 Rotoworld
Wednesday, March 4 - (Preseason)
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