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Justin Upton Trade Rumors: Wednesday

Justin Upton Trade Rumors: Wednesday

Here are the latest rumors on Justin Upton, with any updates throughout the day added at the bottom.

**Last night, Buster Olney had the following tweet about how the Pirates match up with Arizona.

When they say shortstop help, I don’t think they’re talking Clint Barmes. The upper level options the Pirates have also wouldn’t fetch much. Jordy Mercer and Chase d’Arnaud would be average shortstops at best, while Brock Holt profiles more as a utility player. The best shortstop prospect in the system is Alen Hanson, although he’s several years away, and Arizona is looking for major league ready players.

**Bob Nightengale of USA Today says that Justin Upton will be traded, either by the deadline, or in the off-season. Buster Olney mentions that most of the interest in Upton has come from non-contending teams, which could make it likely that Arizona would have to wait until the off-season to make a deal.

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  • Steve Dimmick

    so basically, same thing as yesterday and the day before, and the day before that…..

  • rick clapper

    my 2 cents would be to pass on upton , how about a veteran of-1b like michael cuddyer , the rockies are 20 games under .500 and could use some young pitching. just a thought

  • Dan

    Sell high on Hanrahan in exchange for a young major league ready bat???

    This team is not close to being a slam dunk for a playoff spot and Hanrahan looks to be gone after the season.

  • Alex Henry

    I have a honest question why. why is Brock Holt a utility guy? Ive watched the guy play he just hits at every level he is in my opinion easily the most underrated prospect in the pirates system every level he has played at his just hit yes no pop but he hits he has a career .306 average he should already be in indy i believe he is more then a utility guy. but i want to understand what am i missing. why is he a utility guy?

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