Last night Ken Rosenthal reported the potential for a “blockbuster” deal involving the Diamondbacks. That deal, Rosenthal speculated, could involve Justin Upton and could be for a big name pitcher, names currently unknown.
The Dbacks may make a blockbuster move, but according to Bob Nightengale, it won’t include Justin Upton:
#Dbacks say that Justin Upton is def staying and no truth to rumors of Cliff Lee or Felix Hernandez
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2012
It was probably too strong to say “rumors of Cliff Lee or Felix Hernandez,” because none of that has been reported as possible or even likely, but the reiteration that Upton is off the table is useful. It tells us that, in all likelihood, the word “blockbuster” may be too strong.