So I'm bumping this to re-post what I feel was my most important post from this thread:
"If it honestly costs less than I outlined, I fully expect Upton to be on this team."
And yes I called it, interest in Upton had to be there if he was available.
Also it appears I was right while most of you were wrong. A deal would likely involve Niese.
"Puma writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers would likely ask for a package highlighted by starting pitcher Jon Niese, who has four years and $24.5 million remaining on his team-friendly deal signed in April (as well as two club options for 2017 and 2018)."
"Niese, Duda, and a Mejia/Familia works for me."
Good thing you aren't the GM. The point is to NOT overpay....
you really think thats an overpay? I don't. The only piece I would be a little upset over losing is Niese, but Upton is a nice haul for him.
We gave Duda every chance to succeed last year, and he regressed from 2011 with reports of attitude problems. Familia sure throws hard, but guys who throw upper 90s are pretty easy to come by these days, and he got lit up pretty bad in AAA
"He played hurt all year. Its not a valid argument. "
So injuries don't lower a players value? Poor performance injury whatever the excuse is his value is still a lot lower today than it was a year ago. There is a reason why the Diamondback are actively looking to trade him other wise we wouldn't even be discussing it.
"Puma writes that Arizona GM Kevin Towers would likely ask for a package highlighted by starting pitcher Jon Niese"
Why do you think he used the word "likely". Just a random guess?
There is a difference between a young talented player being hurt, and just having poor performance. It's not like bad trades don't happen. And its Arizona, lets not make their fan bases "boos" into valid concerns/rationale. Mets fans booed Beltran.. so what.
I think Arizona is making a mistake personally. Or maybe they are just dangling him out there. I would have liked Chris Young too.