Re: Pawsox news
posted at 9/15/2012 8:41 AM EDT
In response to Beantowne's comment:
Google search....Upton...traded to the Red Sox...still cant find it?
Google search...Diamondback looking to trade Upton...still cant find it?
Google search...Softy making a legit proposal, one that the Diamondbacks would entertian...still cant find it...
Google search...Red Sox looking to aquire Upton...still cant find it
I did however find Juston Upton on Baseball reference...Who has him ranked #736 All time behind Hunter Pence? Curious to me that anyone would be drooling over a player with a life time batting ave of .276. One who has yet to learn to play the outfield and one that after 6 years has yet eclipse .900 OPS
Upon further review I just looked up where Upton ranks this year and what do you know....hmm in all of MLB hes #76 in batting average behind Cody Ross with a robust .271 BA
Yeh but hes a power hitter you say! NOT! Tied for 131 st on the HR list with 10 others...
must be his onbase average? Keep working Justin you almost made the top 50...
Must be his WAR value...Found an upton at 89th...opps that was BJ...scrolling down the list...where is this guy.....Found him! wow this guy is the real deal ranked 161st!
In the end, I must admit upon further review. that I too would love to see this guy in Sox uniform and playing everyday....in Pawtucket
Thank you...Dont know why hes considered a franchise player and game changer by some. Guy hasnt really impressed me at all...Hes had some flashes of greatness, but nothing consistent. Oh, but hes got that potential to be a consistent, great player...Sounds like how you describe a prospect to me...Now, Im not saying he isnt good or that hes not a proven MLB player. But come on, 6 prospects for this dude? If were going to trade prospects away it should be for pitching and pitching only...
Ill take my chances with the 23, almost 24yr old Bryce Brentz. (our #5 prospect, oh soft minded one) Just like I wanted to do with Middlebrooks when so many wanted to put him in every trade scenario. Do I think all of our prospects are going to make it? Of course not. But there are some that stand out more than others and I think BB is one of them. Could I be wrong? Sure. But then again, we could pay almost 40mm for Upton for 3yrs and get a .270 hitter with 15-20hr with an OBP around .340. We can get that from Brentz for half a million... Which JU will we get since it seems he has a decent year one year then a down year the next? INCONSISTENT!!! Not worth giving up solid prospects for IMO...
Prospects for pitching, not a good RF'r...JU is not not a great RF'r IMO, he's a good one.