Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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11-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Peter the Great
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BTW, what makes Upton so much better than Ellsbury? Ellsbury has the highest single season homer totals out of both of them and adds a dynamic speed dimension.
You wouldn't have to add much at all to Ellsbury to get Upton. But that is beside the point, because the Diamondbacks would not be looking for another outfielder.
Defense, age, and injuries make Upton a better option but the contract situation is important as well. Ellsbury will be a free agent after next season and Boras will probably be looking for a similar contract to what Crawford got. Giving Ellsbury a deal like that would be a huge risk and a mistake IMO. Upton is under contract through 2015.
I doubt Arizona would be interested in Ellsbury. It'll probably take a couple of top prospects to get Upton.
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