In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates may have interest in the other Upton brother, this time B.J. from the Tampa Rays. He also mentions that they inquired about Billy Butler (1B) from the Royals and Shane Victorino (OF) from the Phillies. These little snippets were within a section on Justin Upton and how he has not drawn as much interest as expected.
The whole article is about how the sticker price for many players is outrageous right now. One NL front office member said his team inquired about a lefty pitcher and “...they asked us for our best pitching, best hitting, and a couple of other established players. I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ That’s why I’m thinking despite all the talking, I’m not sure much is going to get done.”
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