Originally Posted by ChiefsandO'sfan
SMH-Why would Texas do this deal? So they lose a Solid Number 2 pitcher and a top 5 prospect and only get Upton back (who is coming off one of his worse season ever)
Because Justin Upton made his 2nd All-Star team before his 24th birthday and is 12 months removed from being a legitimate MVP candidate.
Because Justin Upton is still only 25 years old and is going to be making the same amount of money as Shane Victorino over the next 3 seasons.
You Orioles fans are cute. Get one good year in you and suddenly baseball began in 2012.
Justin Upton is one of the 5 most talented OFers in major league baseball and you'd be giving up a nice starting pitcher and a defensively limited prospect who's never shown a thing above AA and is all of one year
younger than the 2-time All-star with over 100 career HRs and a top 5 MVP finish.
That's why the Rangers would do this deal.