As sort of said above...Upton's fate depends more on Lugo then Huff, so as far as a call to majors is concerned I don't think he'll get it as a result of this trade because his issue is with fielding and not hitting, hence bringing him up and shoving him in say the DH role makes little sense since he won't be working on improving his defense (Not that the last 2 years in AAA has helped really)
You really do have to wonder what the general plan with him is though..If they re-up Lugos contract that pretty much tells you Upton is either getting traded or changing positions...the OF is full with Crawford/Baldelli/Young (future presumption) DH is Gomes (for now)
So maybe see if he can hold down first or third?
Basically with Huff gone they need a 3B and evidently don't want Wiggy there full time. Upton said he would move there to help the team and could be up in a few weeks. He still sees himself as a SS though and could be back there depending on what happens with Lugo in the future. Anyways if some people want to pick him up ... now would be the time, he at the least could help w/ SB's.
noseeum wrote:If the guy couldn't play SS, what makes you think he'll learn 3B in two weeks?
Bring up Delmon!
SS is the most difficult position there is in the infield. He will have more time to set and make his throws, most of which will be closer than in the hole at SS. No one is saying he will be gold glove off the bat, but since Lugo is still on the team there isn't much else of an option at this point.