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05-28-2013, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by XX View Post
So are the D'Backs good because they traded Upton, or despite it? I see a lot of backhanded compliments towards their record at the moment. A lot of "What if?" scenarios where Upton had stayed.
While no one really knows what Upton would have done had he not been shipped out, I'm 100% of the mind that we'd have something of a 5 game lead on the division right now. The fans had always been hard on Upton, but that didn't stop him from being 4th in MVP voting. Last season he was hurt and ownership was publicly trashing him. Upton being moved had everything to do with Kevin Towers and Ken Kendrick and not Upton's play.

As naurutger said about the Gregorious - Bauer deal. That's looking like a stroke of genius right now. Though still way too early, as I don't think anyone expects he'll keep hitting this well. Even if his numbers drop off a bit though it's still probably going to work out.

Also the starting pitching has been really good, it will probably fall back to earth a bit at some point.

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