The Texas Rangers were willing to trade former top prospect
Mike Olt to the Atlanta Braves for shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who the team
would then have flipped in a package to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for
outfielder Justin Upton, reports Danny Knobler of CBBSports.com.
Rangers wanted Upton enough that they tried to trade Olt for ATL's Simmons (who AZ wants). Braves wouldn't do it, tho.
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) November 12, 2012
Knobler goes on to note that if the Braves had any interest in trading Simmons they would likely send him to the Diamondbacks and simply collect Upton on their own.