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)
It's not my idea, originally (it's someone else's, which was the same, except without top 75 prospect Yordano Ventura going to Arizona). I don't think you're placing enough value on Justin Upton, though. Mike Olt and Derek Holland straight-up for Justin Upton wouldn't make anyone bat an eye. And if Arizona was being smart, it would look at something like that.
Olt is a great prospect (though he's more top 20-30 rather than top 5), but the Rangers are committed to Beltre through 2016, blocking Olt.
Holland is good and controlled for a long time.
As for the Rangers' reasoning, it's clear they think Upton is better than you do.