Justin Upton and Overrating Prospects

So far the morning trade rumors today surround Justin Upton. Not much is new in the talks, although Jon Morosi of FOX Sports takes a detailed look at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Morosi says that the Pirates have remained in contact with Arizona. He notes that Neal Huntington has refused to part with Starling Marte or Jameson Taillon, although the former is counter to what we heard Sunday, with reports saying the Pirates would deal Marte....

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Pirates Emerging as Serious Bidders for Justin Upton

UPDATE 3:51 PM: Jon Heyman is hearing that there’s nothing serious with Justin Upton yet. He also says the Pirates are “probably not a fit” and that they won’t include Cole or Taillon. UPDATE 1:16 PM: Jon Morosi reports that the Pirates have a scout in Chicago watching Upton this weekend. UPDATE 12:45 PM: Stark said on Baseball Tonight that the Pirates could get Upton without losing Gerrit Cole or Jameson...

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Pirates Have Had Very Few Conversations About Upton

Jim Bowden of ESPN has an article up looking at five trade proposals for Justin Upton of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bowden starts off by mentioning that the Pittsburgh Pirates have had very few conversations with Diamondbacks’ GM Kevin Towers. Bowden notes that Neal Huntington called Towers, but it doesn’t sound any different from the calls he made to every other team shopping players. Bowden also notes what we heard...

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Justin Upton Rumors: Wednesday

A lot of Justin Upton rumors over the last 24 hours from Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. **Yesterday, Piecoro said that the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested in Upton, but that they don’t match up well with the Diamondbacks. **Piecoro also said in that article that the Diamondbacks still valued Upton as a star, and wouldn’t move him for 75 cents on the dollar. **Today, Piecoro looks at the reasoning behind trading...

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Monday Trade Rumors: Upton, Quentin, Prospects

Catching up on some Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors today. **Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates, Reds, Indians and others have expressed interest in Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres. We’ve heard the Pirates connected to Quentin before. Heyman mentions that the Padres would have to get a return that would be better than a compensation pick, although I don’t think Quentin would be a candidate for a pick....

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