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 Upton, noting that the motives are still unclear. He also says that the Diamondbacks would be more likely to deal for major leaguers.

That last part adds to the mystery surrounding the Upton talks. People view Upton as a piece that can help now, and in the future. He's played like a star in the past, although he's currently in a down year. If Arizona is focused...

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