Justin Upton did this last night:
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And he might be doing that for another team soon. And his former Braves teammate Craig Kimbrel may be doing his thing elsewhere too. Jon Morosi reports that A.J. Preller may very well have a mini-fire sale this summer, including sending Upton and Kimbrel out of town:
Upton and fellow outfielder Will Venable, starter Ian Kennedy (who has pitched well lately) and relievers Joaquin Benoit and Shawn Kelley are in the final guaranteed year of their contracts.
Kimbrel and starters Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner are valuable pieces, particularly because they’d come with multiple years of control.
It’s a speculative piece — more about what’s possible than anything he’s hearing — but it makes a lot of sense.
And it would likely anger a lot of Padres fans who got super invested in all of the big offseason moves, only to see them come to noting and then be undone.