Report: D-backs will shop others before Upton

Jul 10, 2012, 8:13 PM | Updated: 9:44 pm

Reports of the D-backs’ willingness to trade Justin Upton
surfaced recently, causing many to wonder why the team
look to move arguably their most talented player.

Sure, Upton has struggled this year, and yes, whatever the
team receives for him would undoubtedly be a substantial
haul, but why trade him when there are others on the
who are having even worse seasons?

Well, GM Kevin Towers may look to trade those guys, too.

According to baseball writer Jon Morosi, the D-backs are
more willing to move Chris Young, Ryan Roberts and Stephen
Drew than they are Justin Upton.”

Oh, that’s better.

Young, Roberts and Drew are three of the biggest
underachievers on the team this season, though injuries
have plagued both Young and Drew.

Like Upton, however, this does not mean any of the three
will be dealt by the July 31 non-waiver trade

What it does mean is that Young’s .203 average, Roberts’
.237 average with mediocre defense and Drew’s impending
free agent status could lead to the D-backs looking to
make some deals.

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