Monday, January 7, 2013
Stanton, Upton Rumor Round-Up
Giancarlo Stanton to the Padres
I recently mentioned the Padres should go after the young slugger, and Bill Center of the UT has reported the Miami Marlins have contacted the Padres about a potential Stanton trade. The deal would likely involve infielder Jedd Gyorko and outfielder Rymer Liriano. I already wrote about a potential Stanton trade a couple days ago.
Justin Upton for Chase Headley
Around the trade deadline, I suggested this. (The deal in looks very similar to what I suggested...)
Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Padres and Diamondbacks have been involved in off and on discussions about a potential Chase Headley-Justin Upton swap, but the Padres were the one's who said they would like to keep Headley. The deal is very interesting and says a lot about how high we value Chase Headley and how low Justin Upton's value really is. Upton is considerably younger, under control one more season, and has a better track record. Headley is a Kevin Towers guy (and a Josh Byrnes guy too), and Upton was an old Byrnes guy, so you never know! Despite this, the deal has a very slim chance of happening due to the Padres not wanting to deal Headley.