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Re: Trade for J. Upton or Heyward - WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:23 am

I will be the contrarian here. I am sort of leaning Heyward. How many times must J. Upton underperform before people get tired of using a top round pick on the guy? He has 9 Hrs and we are in mid-August. He seems to alternate good and bad years.

Heyward had a crummy, injury plagued sophomore year but he has stepped up this year and is only 23.

Neither is a slam dunk imo. Just tired of J. Upton giving seasons like his brother.
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Re: Trade for J. Upton or Heyward - WHIR

Postby kaiser » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:14 am

I agree with the others. Upton is the one to target, although I think it is closer than the others seem to.

I would move Rios and Bruce for Upton. Would only trade Rios straight up for Heyward. Upton becomes your #3 keeper, behind Cutch and AGonz in my opinion.
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Re: Trade for J. Upton or Heyward - WHIR

Postby pungent » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:58 am

The more I see Heyward play, the more I'm liking this kid. I'd almost put Heyward above J Up at this point. J Up just really isn't doing squat all year and Heyward seems to continually improve his numbers. The type of regression we're seeing from J Up is pretty disconcerting, maybe its Gibson or the organization on a whole, injury, or maybe he's just like his brother :-o .

I'd take the gamble on JayHey...
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Re: Trade for J. Upton or Heyward - WHIR

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:07 am

I think either way you go, it's a risk...neither of them have shown consistency year after year...both are still young, not close to their prime, though Heyward is further off than Upton...I dealt Upton and Pence along with others to land Kemp when he was on the DL...Glad I did...

I think you still have to go with Upton, but it's definitely not the easiest decision to make and think either way you cannot go wrong...Heyward plays on a better team...

When all is said and done...it beats keeping Rios.

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Re: Trade for J. Upton or Heyward - WHIR

Postby pungent » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:20 am

CubsFan4Life23 wrote:When all is said and done...it beats keeping Rios.



Agreed ;-D
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