It sounds like Justin Upton isn’t going to be traded — at least not any time soon. Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick told Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic that it’s a “reasonable assumption” that Upton will stay put for the rest of the season.
"I think we're better off with him on our team," Kendrick said. "I this whole thing has gotten way more attention than it deserves."
Rumors and speculation have followed Upton for much of the past month, as the Diamondbacks publicly acknowledged their willingness to listen to trade offers for their 24-year-old right fielder. Kendrick, who expressed disappointment in Upton earlier this year, didn’t deny that the Diamondbacks could consider trade offers again after the season ends.
Kendrick predicted Arizona won't make a major trade in the week leading up to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. But he doesn’t expect GM Kevin Towers to be inactive. “I just wouldn't expect anything dramatic," Kendrick said.
Kendrick made similar comments about Upton last week, as Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reported.
This guy is monster who was hurt earlier this year all the talks about him are ridiculous.
well I’m happy the Buccos won’t trade the farm for him… but never say never
Wouldn’t be surprised if they make a run at him in the offseason.
“this whole thing has gotten way more attention than it deserves.”
yes, because it’s actually very commonplace for teams to dangle young talented players signed to team-friendly contracts on the trading block. move along, nothing to see here!
“”I (think) this whole thing has gotten way more attention than it deserves.” He went on to say, “Yes, we floated the idea of trading a young, mostly successful, former number one overall pick which most teams would be more than happy to add to their roster. I don’t understand why you’re all talking about it.”
Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Dbacks win the NL West. Haven’t hit there stride yet
The Giants pitching staff and Pablo Sandoval haven’t hit their stride either.
How many times does Towers need to judge Upton’s trade value? This is getting old.
Upton will be traded. He has said boo about this since kicking off the fire storm. Now he wants to jack up the price. Clever, not.
It’s too late. We were all expecting it.
And there is an owner with his tail between his legs because he put his GM in a no win situation. And no way were they going to get the return they wanted. Next time don’t take to the airwaves with your in house issues and loose all leverage for your guy…
Let’s go D’Backs! I don’t want to see anyone moved, but if Drew isn’t coming back, then let’s get something for nothing and start Johnny Mac the rest of the way out.