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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Good Old New YorkR.J. Anderson2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Good Old New YorkRon Shah2014-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week 13Ben Carsley2014-07-01
Painting the Black: The Trade Deadline PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Exception to the RaulR.J. Anderson2014-06-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftCraig Goldstein2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftBen Carsley2014-06-03
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-05-19
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Chris Mosch2014-05-19
The Week in Quotes: May 13-19Nick Bacarella2014-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Blue Jays BlastsDaniel Rathman2014-05-09
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Chris Mosch2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Bacarella2014-05-05
The Week in Quotes: April 28 - May 4Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: A Trip Through the NL WestR.J. Anderson2014-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Please Send StartersDaniel Rathman2014-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: The Surprising Sameness of Justin UptonZachary Levine2014-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-UpDaniel Rathman2014-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The More YunelR.J. Anderson2014-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewJason Wojciechowski2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason PreviewR.J. Anderson2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason PreviewDaniel Rathman2014-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason PreviewRussell A. Carleton2014-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost CertaintyR.J. Anderson2014-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost CertaintyBen Lindbergh2014-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Spring FlingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-07
The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Least-Favorite Offseason MovesBaseball Prospectus2014-03-05
The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part One: 1-50Bret Sayre2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyCraig Goldstein2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyR.J. Anderson2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Chris Mosch2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Morris Greenberg2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-02-10
The Week in Quotes: February 3-9Nick Bacarella2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Atlanta's Extension SpreeDaniel Rathman2014-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Parsing the PECOTAsBen Lindbergh2014-02-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessState of the Position: ShortstopsMike Gianella2014-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Scoping Out the Less Expensive StartersDaniel Rathman2014-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?Daniel Rathman2014-01-30
Overthinking It: Internet Commenters Try to Trade for David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-01-24
Overthinking It: The Trouble with Forecasting ChemistryBen Lindbergh2014-01-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Which Teams Are in on Tanaka?Daniel Rathman2014-01-07
Overthinking It: Testing the Predictive Powers of 2013 TeamsBen Lindbergh2014-01-06
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent TransactionsSam Miller2013-12-18
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 351: Life-Changing Lessons from Recent TransactionsBen Lindbergh2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedBen Carsley2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Only ReedSam Miller2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Mark Trumbo Gets the NodR.J. Anderson2013-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Mark Trumbo Gets the NodBret Sayre2013-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher DefenseR.J. Anderson2013-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Rays Add Bell and Hanigan, Double Down on Catcher DefenseBen Lindbergh2013-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: My Column: The Jokes the Internet Killed in 2013Zachary Levine2013-11-21
The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Andrew Koo2013-11-18
The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Satchel Price2013-11-18
The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Nick Bacarella2013-11-18
The Week in Quotes: November 11-17Chris Mosch2013-11-18
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Nick Bacarella2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Chris Mosch2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Andrew Koo2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: October 28-November 3Satchel Price2013-11-04
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Chris Mosch2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Andrew Koo2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Satchel Price2013-09-16
The Week in Quotes: September 9-15Nick Bacarella2013-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Erik Kratz, and Another Thing About Catchers That We Can't Quantify YetBen Lindbergh2013-08-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2014Craig Goldstein2013-08-19
The Week in Quotes: July 29-August 4Andrew Koo2013-08-05
The Week in Quotes: July 29-August 4Satchel Price2013-08-05
The Week in Quotes: July 29-August 4Chris Mosch2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Padres Trade for Ian KennedyR.J. Anderson2013-08-01
The Great Trade Game: Hunter PencePaul Sporer2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Striking from Second PlaceDaniel Rathman2013-07-30
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Getting to Know the New Insane Strikeout Rate RelieversBen Lindbergh2013-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Powering Up in PhillyDaniel Rathman2013-06-03
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25Ben Lindbergh2013-05-25
BP Unfiltered: Kevin Towers on Catcher Receiving SkillsBen Lindbergh2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Corb Your EnthusiasmDaniel Rathman2013-05-21
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/18Ben Lindbergh2013-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Barton ParcelR.J. Anderson2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Up, Up, Upton and AwayJohn Perrotto2013-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 18, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ramon ManiaR.J. Anderson2013-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: #Weird ReturnsDaniel Rathman2013-04-04
Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension ActionBen Lindbergh2013-04-01
Transaction Analysis: NL West Extension ActionR.J. Anderson2013-04-01
Pebble Hunting: The Most Interesting Major Leaguer You Probably Haven't Heard OfSam Miller2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: On the Block, or On the Clock?Daniel Rathman2013-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Trouble at the Doc's OfficeDaniel Rathman2013-03-13
The Lineup Card: 12 Least-Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-27
Western Front: Even Writers Need Spring TrainingGeoff Young2013-02-26
BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Tampa Bay RaysMike Ferrin2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Arizona's Extreme Strikeout MakeoverZachary Levine2013-02-21
The Lineup Card: 11 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2013-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All Up Hill From Here?R.J. Anderson2013-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pronk's TaleR.J. Anderson2013-02-01
The Week in Quotes: January 21-27Hudson Belinsky2013-01-28
The Week in Quotes: January 21-27Andrew Koo2013-01-28
The Week in Quotes: January 21-27Pete Barrett2013-01-28
The Week in Quotes: January 21-27Jonah Birenbaum2013-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, January 25Daniel Rathman2013-01-25
Transaction Analysis: Justin Upton Trade-Rumor Era Ends With Justin Upton TradeJason Parks2013-01-25
Transaction Analysis: Justin Upton Trade-Rumor Era Ends With Justin Upton TradeR.J. Anderson2013-01-25
BP Unfiltered: A Definitive Ranking of the Diamondbacks' Grittiest PlayersZachary Levine2013-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Thursday, January 24Daniel Rathman2013-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
Rumor Roundup: Friday, January 18Daniel Rathman2013-01-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/15/13Dan Mennella2013-01-15
Rumor Roundup: Friday, January 11Daniel Rathman2013-01-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/7/13Michael Street2013-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, January 4Daniel Rathman2013-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, December 28Daniel Rathman2012-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Stocking Stuffers and Holiday TurkeysColin Wyers2012-12-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Stocking Stuffers and Holiday TurkeysR.J. Anderson2012-12-26
BP Unfiltered: Christmas for Free AgentsBen Lindbergh2012-12-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: A Modest Proposal for the MLB NetworkIan Miller2012-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: An Almost Defense of Kevin TowersGeoff Young2012-12-18
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Jonah Birenbaum2012-12-17
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Matthew Rocco2012-12-17
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Hudson Belinsky2012-12-17
The Week in Quotes: December 10-16Andrew Koo2012-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Number 3, Anibal StyleR.J. Anderson2012-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, December 14Daniel Rathman2012-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Phillies Get Young, OldR.J. Anderson2012-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Thursday, December 6Daniel Rathman2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Just VisitingBen Lindbergh2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Just VisitingR.J. Anderson2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Just VisitingJason Parks2012-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Catching Up at the Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2012-12-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Wednesday, December 5Daniel Rathman2012-12-05
Rumor Roundup: Tuesday, December 4Daniel Rathman2012-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: All the Non-TendersR.J. Anderson2012-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Wednesday, November 21Daniel Rathman2012-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Why Justin Upton is Always About to Be TradedBen Lindbergh2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Two TowersJason Wojciechowski2012-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Thursday, November 8Daniel Rathman2012-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The WireR.J. Anderson2012-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYoung and on Their Way: Top Prospect Trade CandidatesJason Churchill2012-10-26
The Week in Quotes: October 15-21Jonah Birenbaum2012-10-22
The Week in Quotes: October 15-21Matthew Rocco2012-10-22
The Week in Quotes: October 15-21Hudson Belinsky2012-10-22
The Week in Quotes: October 15-21Andrew Koo2012-10-22
Transaction Analysis: Offseason in OctoberR.J. Anderson2012-10-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Year Baseball Went Missing in San DiegoGeoff Young2012-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Push: Big League Ready-or-NotJason Churchill2012-10-12
Overthinking It: What Teams and Players Predicted About ThemselvesBen Lindbergh2012-10-11
What You Need to Know: Monday, September 24Daniel Rathman2012-09-24
The Week in Quotes: August 20-26Hudson Belinsky2012-08-27
The Week in Quotes: August 20-26Andrew Koo2012-08-27
The Week in Quotes: August 20-26Jonah Birenbaum2012-08-27
The Week in Quotes: August 20-26Matthew Rocco2012-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*Ben Lindbergh2012-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*Kevin Goldstein2012-08-21
On the Beat: Snaking Up the StandingsJohn Perrotto2012-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Nine StoriesJason Wojciechowski2012-08-02
What You Need to Know: Thursday, August 2Daniel Rathman2012-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Where Has Upton's Power Gone?Geoff Young2012-07-31
The Week in Quotes: July 9-July 15Jonah Birenbaum2012-07-16
The Week in Quotes: July 9-July 15Matthew Rocco2012-07-16
The Week in Quotes: July 9-July 15Hudson Belinsky2012-07-16
The Week in Quotes: July 9-July 15Andrew Koo2012-07-16
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Matthew Rocco2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Hudson Belinsky2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Andrew Koo2012-07-09
The Week in Quotes: July 2-July 8Jonah Birenbaum2012-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestJeff Euston2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestBradley Ankrom2012-06-27
The Lineup Card: 10 Picks for the 2015 World ChampsBaseball Prospectus2012-06-14
The Week in Quotes: June 4-June 10Jonah Birenbaum2012-06-11
The Week in Quotes: June 4-June 10Matthew Rocco2012-06-11
The Week in Quotes: June 4-June 10Hudson Belinsky2012-06-11
The Week in Quotes: June 4-June 10Andrew Koo2012-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Montero Puts Down RootsR.J. Anderson2012-05-29
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 17Daniel Rathman2012-04-17
The BP First Take: Friday, March 30Daniel Rathman2012-03-30
Pebble Hunting: The Meaning of Russell BranyanSam Miller2012-03-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Off-Season MovesBaseball Prospectus2012-03-21
The BP First Take: Monday, February 27Daniel Rathman2012-02-27
Collateral Damage: Spring Training Injury Roundup: It's What's for DinnerCorey Dawkins2012-02-27
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The BP First Take: Wednesday, December 14Daniel Rathman2011-12-14
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-28 14:15:00 (link to chat)If the Royals decide to clean house who do you think they hire? What team do you think they model?
(Peter from St. Petersburg)
Teams often ping-pong between polar opposites, as far as team-building philosophy and management style. It can happen in either direction; sometimes Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer replace Jim Hendry, and sometimes Kevin Towers replaces Josh Byrnes. The Royals, though, seem to keep chasing each unsuccessful regime with another regime that thinks about baseball in much the same way (although like most teams, they've built up their analytics department lately). You'd think that if the current competitive push falls short, they'd do something different and see if drawing walks would work, but maybe David Glass isn't disposed toward that type of hire. (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)The D-backs have been playing much better of late than they were to begin the season. In fact, according to their record, they have been one of the best teams in baseball over the last 10-15 games. Do you see them actually getting maybe the 2nd WC? And does this take the heat off of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson?
(LukeH from AZ)
That's really ambitious. Not to rule anything out in May, but even if they play at a rate that would make you a playoff team, they've already spotted the field so many games that they'd have to play at a very-good-to-great team level to get there.

For instance, to get to 90 wins, they'd have to go 72-44, which is actually a 101-win pace. That's not their true talent, and I don't see it being all that close. (Zachary Levine)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi again, RJ. If you're Alex Anthopoulos and you want the Jays to make the playoffs in 2014 - what's your first player personnel move? Who do you add, who does the addition replace, and how do you pay for the addition (i.e. pay an unsigned free agent? trade from 25 man roster? trade from farm system?)
(Drifter from Long Branch)
Hmmm ... I guess the obvious answers are signing Drew and/or Morales, and promoting Stroman. Trading for Nick Franklin is probably in the same boat, too. I don't think this is likely, and you could argue it doesn't make sense for Arizona, but how about calling Kevin Towers and seeing what he'd want for Martin Prado? Obviously he hasn't started the season well, and he's under contract through 2016, yet he'd give Toronto a legitimate second baseman. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)with arroyo no longer having a timetable for return and cahills knee, what do you feel the odds are bradley makes this team out of spring? or will az simply go w collmenter and delgado to begin the season?
(hdub from the bleachers)
Lots of questions about Bradley. Last month, Kevin Towers said, "If we think he's ready coming out of the spring and that we're a better ballclub with Archie being on it, he's going to be there." And that was after Arizona signed Arroyo. So I wouldn't expect Bradley to be held back because of service time. If he finishes the spring strong and the team's veteran options aren't available, Towers/Gibson won't hesitate to use him. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Defend Kevin Towers, please. The internet is all "lol Towers is a dummy" whenever he makes a move, but the dude has been consistently successful whenever ownership keeps their noses out of the team's business, and the D'backs are currently in first after a tough 2012.
(That's a secret from This, too.)
I thought the Kennedy deal was fine for both sides. Arizona has so much pitching depth they can afford to shed a starter. Then you think about whether they would've offered him arb or traded him this winter and I don't see them getting much more in return. Besides, the package they got helps them now.

In general I think Towers probably gets a bad rap because he puts weight in things that the community may not, or has insight into areas that we may lack. That doesn't mean he's infallible. Just that he's not a total dummy. And yes, he's built a pretty solid Arizona team, for now and the future. (R.J. Anderson Trade Deadline Wrap Chat)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where can I find the drugs that Kevin Towers is on?
(MikeyVoges from Cincinnati)
The drugs that make you a well-respected major-league general manager for almost two decades? Yeah, I wish I knew where to find those, too. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which teams do you feel had the best and worst offseason?
(Cole B. from Brooklyn)
I'll take the Nationals for the best and the Diamondbacks for the worst — and it really boils down to Mike Rizzo continuing to operate under the plan of short-term, high-upside deals (like Dan Haren), while Kevin Towers didn't seem to have a coherent strategy. All of us who are baffled by Arizona's revamped outfield might be proven wrong, but it's difficult to see how the D'backs are a better team now than they were in October. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kevin Towers a crazy person? How can he possibly justify signing aging free-agents to multi-year contracts at over-crowded positions, while accepting cut-rate value for a good asset (Trevor Bauer) in order to address need? Is there some secret GM wisdom behind these moves I'm missing? Thanks!
(JuanBobo from The Sun, AZ)
Thanks for your question, JuanBobo from The Sun, AZ. Kevin Towers is one of the best GMs in the game, and has been for an extended period. He has managed rosters in difficult situations and has been really good for a long time. If he has secret GM wisdom, he doesn't have to share it with us. I am certain there is a method to his actions. (Dan Evans)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Sox go after J. Upton now that AZ has inexplicable added another OF??
(Shawny from Rocky Hill, CT)
Shawny, good to hear from you. If there's one thing I've learned from watching Kevin Towers operate over the years, it's that anything can happen. Jason Kubel didn't seem necessary last off-season, ditto Cody Ross this winter. Upton seems to be available, but I don't know what he would fetch; given his uneven and perplexing development trajectory, I'm not even sure what he's worth. Still, a change of scenery might do him good. (Geoff Young)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Many Padres fans understandably feel the need to compare the work of Kevin Towers, Jed Hoyer, & Josh Byrnes. Of those three, which do you consider to be doing the best work? Also, what's your favorite museum/attraction of Balboa Park?
(Bryant from San Diego)
Hey Bryant, I owe you some cold barley soup. I like what Towers did in San Diego, although his recent moves in Arizona have been curious. I thought Hoyer handled himself well during his brief tenure here, and I like a lot of what Byrnes has done so far. I thought the Latos/Grandal deal was a bold move that could set the team up for years. His inactivity this winter has been a little disappointing, and I wonder how much of that is due to changing owners. But then, in San Diego there is always something happening with the owners. As for Balboa Park, I dig the Fleet Space Center, Hall of Champions, and just walking along The Prado. You can't go wrong here. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What will it take to get an Upton in Seattle?
(Marinersstill from Henderson )
Hi Mariners. An Upton, eh? B.J.: Too much money. Justin: Depends on Kevin Towers' mood. Seattle has some good young arms, but I'm not sure it makes sense to trade one of them for a corner outfielder who teases at greatness without ever getting there. (Geoff Young)


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