Don't get me wrong, I want to love Upton. But I just don't, at least not at the price it would take, which is probably Franklin and one of the big 3, probably Walker. I'd do Franklin and Paxton probably,but not Walker or Hultzen
id easily do Paxton, Franklin and probably a BP arm for him. But i agree no way id do Hultzen or Walker
Upton is under control on a pretty nice contract and would be a great addition to a Swish/Hamilton/Butler type move
Playing in Arizona your stats are always going to be inflated but i would still trade for Justin Upton the dude has got talent anybodys production would drop off from playing away from Arizona or Colorado.
The Park you have to watch out for is Yankee Stadium Curtis Granderson HR numbers would go down if he didn't play at Yankee Stadium he would have a lot more fly ball outs there RF is a joke with that jet stream.
The only concern i would have with Justin Upton is his shoulder injury but it doesn't seem like it is effecting him.
But we don't need to trade for one who can't hit on the road and give up 2 of our top 4 specs.
You do if you don't have other options. From all accounts, Alex Gordon ain't going anywhere and there aren't any other players besides Gordon I'd rather have (that are rumored in trades.) Justin Upton is still a considerable upgrade to any OF the Mariners currently have. I'm all for other suggestions but there aren't much out there that are better that will cost anything less than one of the big three.
The problem with advanced stats is that some people rely too strongly on them. I'll be the first guy to defend advanced statistics but in a case like Upton (he's not even in his prime yet) I'll listen to the scouts and use the stats.
I really wish we could get some updated scouting reports on him.