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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:53 am

Id love to see him up next year...I only have rights to Upton for 4 years (starting in 06)...the sooner he comes up, the better off my team will be.
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Postby brandnew » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:20 pm

Eh, not necessarily. It won't help you if they rush him and he hits .240 for the first 2 years of his career. Better to make sure he's fully developed, though I think he'll follow along the Delmon path.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:33 pm

Yeah, I meant after he has proven himself. If he is as good as advertised, it shouldnt take him long.
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Postby El Gaupo » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:19 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:Yeah, I meant after he has proven himself. If he is as good as advertised, it shouldnt take him long.


Josh Byrnes GM Arizonal will never rush Upton to the show. He could spend more time int he minors than big brother
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:41 am

hawgvike wrote:
Cleveland Steamers wrote:Ive heard scouts say that Upton has the skills to possibly get a few MLB ABs as soon as August. Id say the best situation for ARI would be to keep Drew at SS and move Upton to CF where he has the speed and arm.


august?

wow, now thats fast.


Do you have a source for this?? If this is the case i am taking withmy #2 pick right after Delmon goes #1
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Postby brandnew » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:48 am

I wouldn't take Upton over Fielder.
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Postby DWright5 » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:52 am

El Gaupo wrote:
Cleveland Steamers wrote:Yeah, I meant after he has proven himself. If he is as good as advertised, it shouldnt take him long.


Josh Byrnes GM Arizonal will never rush Upton to the show. He could spend more time int he minors than big brother


i heard the same thing that he will be in the minors for quite some time developing, hes extremely young and wont be around for 3-4 years on the big show.... go with Drew (who will be up this year) or Wood or someone else unless you have Uptons rights for 5+ years
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Postby Big Tiex » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:38 pm

this situation was brought up a long time ago right after upton was drafted but people like Peter Gammons stated he would be moved to the outfield.
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Postby stupidgreen » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:57 am

the dbacks have so much young talent, they can afford to keep upton down there and bring up other prospects in september.

he wont play ML ball this year.
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Postby Sultans of Squat » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:03 am

Big Tiex wrote:this situation was brought up a long time ago right after upton was drafted but people like Peter Gammons stated he would be moved to the outfield.


But things have changed a bit since then. The DBacks added Chris Young and also has Carlos Gonzales looking very promising for future OF. There's no need to make a quick decision about moving Upton to the OF at this point. Maybe they'll eventually move Drew to 2B and let Upton play SS, if he develops well there.
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