FanPost

Rosenthal Still Expects Upton Trade

The Diamondbacks essentially acquired reliever Heath Bell and infielder Cliff Pennington for outfielder Chris Young on Saturday. And FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal thinks they’re not done dealing:

I’ll believe Justin Upton will be a Diamondback in 2013 when I see him in an Arizona uniform on Opening Day.

Rosenthal envisions Jason Kubel, Adam Eaton and Gerardo Parra making up the D’Backs starting outfield in 2013 and Upton being used to fetch a starting pitcher or a long-term answer at shortstop. "Saturday was but a means to an end," Rosenthal writes. Upton posted a disappointing .280/.355/.430 batting line with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 150 games this summer for Arizona. The 25-year-old right fielder is owed $38.5 million over the next three seasons.

Interesting he thinks we're still looking for a SS. Maybe Pennington is supposed to takeover at 2B after Hill leaves. Ignoring the rumored Rangers and Elvis Andrus i think the Nationals are a good fit. Upton/McDonald for Desmond/Morse. Gives us a RH power bat in the OF for a year and Desmond at SS for 3 years. It would save some cash... Is Rosenthal generally a good source?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker