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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    I don't get why everyone is so high on Upton and would basically gut the farm for him.

    He's nothing special.
    Cost would definitely be too high. Best chance would be wait to the very last minute and swoop in and see if we can get him on the cheap. Pretty unlikely though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    Because the media said so!
    OHHHH and lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Clipper View Post
    Cost would definitely be too high. Best chance would be wait to the very last minute and swoop in and see if we can get him on the cheap. Pretty unlikely though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    Upton stinks.

    Rather have Itchy and 4 prospects.
    Right, because prospects are proven and Ichiro at 39 years old and the 3rd left handed hitting Outfielder on the team is a lock to be the Ichiro of old out in RF

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    sign Scott Harriston ( or whatever how its spelled)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    I don't get why everyone is so high on Upton and would basically gut the farm for him.

    He's nothing special.
    But he's shown signs that he has the potential to be a very good ballplayer.

    How can you write a 25 year old outfielder off so quickly? I'm aware of his Home / Away splits but in the right lineup, he can hit his peak and he has a really high one. Upton brings an element this team needs. He is a big ticket item. Arizona pressured themselves into a corner by having this saga run on so long. Upton isn't pleased with all the trade talk and not feeling wanted in Arizona. I would be surprised if he's their RF in 2013.
    Last edited by DerekJeterDan; 01-03-2013 at 06:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak2455 View Post
    sign Scott Harriston ( or whatever how its spelled)
    Yeah, Scott Harriston

    Hairston* and he would only be a short term band aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJeterDan View Post
    But he's shown signs that he has the potential to be a very good ballplayer.

    How can you write a 25 year old outfielder off so quickly? I'm aware of his Home / Away splits but in the right lineup, he can hit his peak and he has a really high one. Upton has brings an element this team needs. He is a big ticket item. Arizona pressured themselves into a corner by having this saga run on so long. Upton isn't pleased with all the trade talk and not feeling wanted in Arizona. I would be surprised if he's their RF in 2013.
    You said prospects are just prospects. Well, Upton is Justin Upton. There's no promise he gets better. And at the moment you have a guy that's pretty similar to Nick Swisher. He's not particularly cheap contract wise, moving forward. And he's also going to cost a pretty big return in prospects. If the prospects are right, sure. But I'm not sure how his 15 million dollar salary factors into payroll going forward.

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    What is this guy even good at?

    As far as I can tell, he's only good at potentially being good.

    Kinda like every draft pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJeterDan View Post
    But he's shown signs that he has the potential to be a very good ballplayer.

    How can you write a 25 year old outfielder off so quickly? I'm aware of his Home / Away splits but in the right lineup, he can hit his peak and he has a really high one. Upton brings an element this team needs. He is a big ticket item. Arizona pressured themselves into a corner by having this saga run on so long. Upton isn't pleased with all the trade talk and not feeling wanted in Arizona. I would be surprised if he's their RF in 2013.
    What element is he bringing too this team that were missing?

    He's also been called out numerous times for being lazy.

    1. He strikes out fairly a lot. We already have that in granderson.

    2. He doesn't hustle. We have that already in cano.

    3. He has a high price tag in both cost and prospects.

    4. He's not an upgrade over Swisher except in the outfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    What is this guy even good at?

    As far as I can tell, he's only good at potentially being good.

    Kinda like every draft pick.
    throws a mean pie and has a killer smile when striking out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    What element is he bringing too this team that were missing?

    He's also been called out numerous times for being lazy.

    1. He strikes out fairly a lot. We already have that in granderson.

    2. He doesn't hustle. We have that already in cano.

    3. He has a high price tag in both cost and prospects.

    4. He's not an upgrade over Swisher except in the outfield.
    something the Yanks are trying to stay away from..... big $$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak2455 View Post
    something the Yanks are trying to stay away from..... big $$$$$
    He's signed to a 6/50 deal. So it's not super expensive. But for almost 9 million a year and the prospects we would have to give up to get him just doesn't make sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak2455 View Post
    Tell me why we should trade any good specs for him??
    1) Arizona has shopped him so much that a trade seems likely.

    2) He's 25 years old.

    3) Has posted an .898 OPS two times (2009 and 2011) with a 3.8 WAR and 5.7 WAR in those years. Voted to the All Star team both times.

    3) Every year, his OBP is .355 or higher and history shows that will increase as he enters his prime and becomes a better ball player.

    4) He's right handed, Yankees have Gardner, Granderson, and Ichiro all lefties.

    5) Wouldn't cost as much as Giancarlo Stanton.

    6) Arizona doesn't need a Short stop anymore, they have changed their original stance in terms of what they want back in a trade.

    7) Finished second in the NL in runs scored with 107. Only Ryan Braun scored more times than Upton did.

    8) Worried about Cano after 2013. He might not return and this team will be screwed without power to build around.

    9) His contract keeps him with us until 2015 (2013: $9.75 million, 2014: $14.25 million, 2015: $14.5 million)

    10) Upside in acquiring him, far out weighs the downside. We need to make improvements to the Offense. You can't expect to be the same hitting team after losing the power supplied by Ibanez, Swisher, Chavez, and Arod.
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    I could see Yankees taking Kubel of Arizona's hands as well.

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