^+ wounder why Upton blocked the trade? Did he want the M's to give him more cash for himk to accept it or did he just not wanna play in that stadium 81 games. I know we are in his no trade team list, hopefully if we ever do make a move for him he wouldnt deny us.
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Sounds like Arizona was going to get one of Walker/Hultzen/Paxton, as well as Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, and Stephen Pryor.
There's gaps in between Walker, Hultzen, and Paxton. That's the order I would put them in and Walker is well ahead.
That said, personally I really like Hultzen.
Isn't Seattle moving the fences in this year?
Huge gap bewteen Walker and Paxton. If I'm a Diamondback fan and I could have gotten Walker/Franklin/Furbush/Pryor I'm kind of annoyed right now that Upton turned that down.
I thought trading for Upton wasn't a good idea but if that's legit the price for him, or at least the neighborhood, you've gotta be on it.
Cubs, Mariners, Blue Jays, Red Sox the four teams on Uptons No-Trade list per Jerry Cransick's twitter accnt.
Edit : http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/sc...mer-in-arizona
The deal would have sent three or four players back to Arizona, according to CBSSports.com sources. Included among those players would have been relievers Charlie Furbush and Stephen Pryor, minor-league shortstop Nick Franklin and, likely, one of three minor-league starting pitching prospects: Right-hander Taijuan Walker, lefty James Paxton or lefty Danny Hultzen.
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If that's honestly the deal that would have gone through, doesn't Baez plus some interesting spare parts(say, Cabrera, Lake, and Szczur) get you Upton? Assuming of course Towers values Baez like the industry does. You HAVE to make that deal.
I'm assuming Heyman's wrong.
Either Rosenthal is just repeating what Heyman said or heard the same thing. Hard to tell when he just says Sources.Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: #Mariners offered four players for #DBacks' Upton. One of Walker/Hultzen/Paxton, plus Franklin and Furbush, then Pryor or another.
On a side note do you cash in on Baez now or wait another season and try and use him to bring back David Price? Think I would much rather have Price than Upton.
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i have a gut feeling the braves are gonna get him now.