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Old 09-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #21
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he NEVER said he was going to opt out before that deadline. What part don't you understand? There was no market for him until he let it be known he was going to opt out.
How do you know? He stayed quiet but once traded he let it be known? Yeah, I don't think so.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:34 PM   #22
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"Apparently no other contender wanted him, or offered even less in return." And how do you know this?
So how do you know that there were any other ballclubs who wanted Upton, and were prepared to top any other offer to get him? There obviously weren't any @ the trade deadline.
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You actually don't understand how it works. LOL.
It is my understanding that they put him on revokable waivers. Every team has a chance to take him but they take on his full contract. If nobody claims him the Tigers are free to make a trade with anybody prior to Sept 1.

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How do you know? He stayed quiet but once traded he let it be known? Yeah, I don't think so.
I think it was Jim Bowden on MLB raido...he spoke to JUP's agent. He actually said that they told the Tigers before the trade...not the trade partner. That is what was reported...just relaying what I heard
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So how do you know that there were any other ballclubs who wanted Upton, and were prepared to top any other offer to get him? There obviously weren't any @ the trade deadline.
I don't but I never made that statement.. And even weather that was the only and top offer doesn't mean it was a good one. Just because something is better than nothing. Lets say he opts out, maybe we get a draft pick for him. Better than junk..
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:42 PM   #26
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I think it was Jim Bowden on MLB raido...he spoke to JUP's agent. He actually said that they told the Tigers before the trade...not the trade partner. That is what was reported...just relaying what I heard
Then I'm confused from your other post.. "he NEVER said he was going to opt out before that deadline"
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Then I'm confused from your other post.. "he NEVER said he was going to opt out before that deadline"
right...he didn't say he was going to opt out prior to the July 31 deadline...he did tell the Tigers he was going to opt out prior to the August 31 deadline.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:46 PM   #28
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Oh..
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But I still bet the Angels were aware. They don't want that contract..
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I think in the off season we go get JUP, JD, Avila and make a trade for JV.
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