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Well my initial reaction was - I don't like the deal. You already have a pretty good 3B, and getting BJ upton means you only reduce your OF talent glut by one. Maybe you could counter for D Wright and someone at another position?
That was my initial reaction, again. Thinking for a bit, I think I like the move. See on most teams, J Upton and Ibanez are two of the best OF in the lineup. However you have sooo much talent there, these guys are probably riding pine and need to be moved! D Wright is a great buy-low right now for two high-producers. Way I see it, this year Ibanez and Upton can only play worse than they have so far. Wright should play a lot better.
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