I would not make that trade unless more players were in on the trade
i really like having a lefty to brake up righties in the rotation
Wheeler Harvey Niese Fulmer ----
I would look to find OF bats during the season or next off season
See how the young ARMS do over the summer in the minors (increase their value) and move them for OFs
I don't think you can go wrong with either of those guys. But personally... I keep our young left hander.
Niese has all the makings of a front line starter. He took a big step forward this past season in terms of durability and performance. I don't think most fans know what we have in Niese, but I'm pretty sure most GMs in the league do.
Upton is young and athletic and he's shown some pop. Again, I don't think you can go wrong with either, but if there was a knock on Upton he's shown inconsistency at the plate and he's near the top of the league every year in errors committed.
Yeah but Upton is only 25. You get his age 25-30 seasons if you lock him up long term. I would definitely make that trade.
Niese is nice but he profiles more as a #3 and he's not really a true power pitcher. He's more just an elite #3. And there's no telling if Syndegaard and Flores just end up busts. So I definitely do it. I don't think the Dbacks would do it though.
Then lets get him if that's true. Upton is due for a few monstrous seasons at some point. Putting up an .898 OPS and finishing 4th in the MVP balloting like he did in 2011 is a notch well below what he's capable of.
If that guy is on the market, get him.