Rays consigliere, Ken Rosenthal, reported today that BJ Upton will “certainly” be traded by this year’s deadline. He adds that the Indians have joined in the hunt.
This confirms an earlier report by Buster Olney (via Twitter) in which he wrote that “it does look like Upton will be dealt.”
With several center fielders on the market, we were beginning to wonder if the market was too saturated driving prices down. But if other teams feel the prices for Carlos Beltran is too high, teams may look at Upton as an affordable alternative.