Diamondbacks Rumors: Trade Jason Kubel Instead of Justin Upton?

The Arizona Diamondbacks continues to send mixed signals on the availability of outfielder Justin Upton, and some wonder if the club will instead trade veteran Jason Kubel, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Others wonder if the D-Backs eventually might trade left fielder Jason Kubel instead of Upton, even though they would receive a lesser return.

Even after dealing Chris Young, the Diamondbacks have outfield depth. Beyond their projected starting three of Upton, Kubel and Gerardo Parra, the club also has several outfield prospects, including Adam Eaton, waiting in the wings.

For this reason Arizona is a candidate to trade an outfielder this winter, but the question remains which player it will be. The Diamondbacks would receive lesser return for Kubel, who is five years older and not as talented as Upton. However, the 30-year-old isn’t ancient, and he is more affordable than Upton.

Last season for the Diamondbacks Kubel hit .253/.327/506 with 30 doubles and 30 home runs. He owns a career line of .268/.334/.467 over eight seasons in the majors.

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2 Responses to Diamondbacks Rumors: Trade Jason Kubel Instead of Justin Upton?

  1. No frickin way do you trade Kubel.......trade Upton if anybody!


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