|Justin Upton would help Rockies' offense|
Now Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com are saying the Diamondbacks might listen to offers for Upton if the club's season goes further south.
Now the suitors would be big spenders if Upton was ever truly, seriously put on the market but if he is, the Rockies should consider spending big at the poker table with prospects.
Upton is struggling this season but he's a game changer, and in a lineup with Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario the Rockies wouldn't be lacking for punch.
So who could Arizona possibly request and use that the Rockies could offer?
They don't need Nolan Arenado (Triple-A prospect Ryan Wheeler is almost ready for the majors) or Rosario either (they have Miguel Montero) so that should offer Rockies' fans peace of mind.
The Diamondbacks, however might demand young starter Drew Pomeranz and Low-A shortstop Trevor Story, amongst others. Low-A catcher Will Swanner or Triple-A outfielder Tim Wheeler could also become part of a package.
Is that too heavy a price to pay?
Upton is also owed over $ 44 million through 2015. That too would cause stress for the Rockies.
However, Upton is just 24, and hit 39 doubles and 31 homers in 2011 and averaged 32 doubles, nearly 25 homers and 81 RBI from 2009-2011.
What's he do at Coors? What's he do surrounded by better offensive talent? What's he do playing in Colorado where he would be more appreciated, if he plays hard and produces?
Upton does have terrible plate defense so he's going to strike out but maybe less with the Rockies playing in a stronger lineup.
Is he worth pursuing with passion? You decide.