Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. ~Jim Murray
Not a fan of BJ Upton--I've been burned too many times, and just hold a personal grudge. Speaking without bias, he is a good source for SBs and COULD be a good source for HRs, but that is a question mark. And that's about it. The Rays lineup took a bit of a hit, and BJ doesn't usually hit for average, which is not good for a person whose biggest fantasy asset is SBs.
He's probably not even a top 40 OF in my books.
Whereas Heath Bell is a stud closer, and while keeping closers is typically a no-no, I think it's ok in this situation.
I'd be more tempted to keep Zobrist than BJ. Zobrist is more versatile, fantasy-wise, and I think will finally start putting things together this year. He'll be playing at 1B and the OF for most of the year--Maddon definitely wants to get him as many at-bats as possible. I think a 20-20 season is completely reasonable with something like a .280 average.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.