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Mets | NY wants to add another bat

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:17:58 -0700

The New York Mets want to add another big bat at the trading deadline, and they have their sights set on San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, Milwaukee Brewers OFs Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra and Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce. The Padres and Mets didn't agree on a prospect package for Upton, but the talks could be rekindled. Gonzalez's price tag would be high, as he is heating up this summer. The Reds are showing interest in SP Zack Wheeler in exchange for Bruce. Reds OF Marlon Byrd could be a fallback option for the Mets.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets surely could use a boost on the offensive side, and any of these bats would do just fine. A move to New York for any of these names is unlikely to drastically affect their fantasy value, although some of those names would be leaving fine hitting environments.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Padres | Justin Upton not helping trade value

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:31:22 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton has a .455 OPS in the month of July after sporting a .608 OPS in June.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) isn't endearing himself to interested parties as the trade deadline approaches. He's hitting .145 (8-for-55) with two home runs and only four RBI. Although he's hitting better at pitcher-friendly Petco Park this year, a move to a new venue would likely boost his fantasy value for the remainder of 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Orioles | Baltimore involved with Justin Upton

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:34:16 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton is being pursued by the Baltimore Orioles in advance of the trade deadline Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) would benefit from a move to Orioles Park at Camden Yards, as it allows 0.142 more runs per game than Petco Park in San Diego.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi

Orioles | Baltimore discussing Justin Upton

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:26:00 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton has been discussed in trade talks with the Baltimore Orioles, according to sources. A potential deal could be expanded to include SPs Andrew Cashner and/or Tyson Ross, too.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap), strangely enough, has hit better at Petco Park (.297/.354/.558 with 13 home runs) than on the road (.208/.308/.306 with three homers) this year. However, a move to hitter-friendly Camden Yards would do nothing to hurt his fantasy value moving forward. Save your FAAB money if you're in an AL-only league, as many impact players are likely to come over from the National League at the trade deadline.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Padres | Justin Upton ends drought

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:39:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins Sunday, July 26, recording his first multi-hit effort since June 27.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough month of July for Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap), and he is hitting just .154 with four RBI. He still has plenty of upside thanks to his combination of power and speed, but he is struggling too much right now to justify his price tag at FantasyScore.

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Mets | Justin Upton too expensive for Mets?

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:04:12 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton has been a trade target for the New York Mets, but they are not willing to give up what the Padres are asking for in return. The Padres are asking for at least one top prospect and are not willing to pay any of his remaining salary. It is not known if the Mets will continue trade talks with San Diego.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has a good chance to be traded this offseason, but the Mets may look at another option. Upton is hitting only .122 this month, so owners on FantasyScore may want to look for better options for the time being.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Padres | Justin Upton returns to the lineup

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:59:05 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) is playing left field and batting seventh against Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: While you can slide Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) back into your seasonal league lineups, he likely isn't the best FantasyScore option Friday. It is a so-so matchup against Haren ($5,700, 11.4% of cap), and Marlins Park is spacious. Plus, Upton will need a top-tier showing to return a profit on his cap hit.

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Padres | Justin Upton expected back Friday

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:11:13 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) is expected back in the lineup Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: J-Up ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has an OK matchup against Dan Haren, but he's a risky OF1 on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Justin Upton pinch hits

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:08:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) struck out as a pinch-hitter Thursday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) could be back Friday and has an OK matchup on FantasyScore against Dan Haren.

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Padres | Justin Upton will test oblique

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:21:51 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) will test his tight left oblique before Thursday, July 23's game against the Miami Marlins. Interim manager Pat Murphy said "[Upton]'s taking well to treatment."

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) isn't in the posted starting lineup for Thursday, but FantasyScore owners should check back prior to game time to confirm.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Corey Brock