According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, trade talks between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets for outfielder, Justin Upton, have stalled after the Mets allegedly “balked” at San Diego’s asking price.
What the Padres asked for, we don’t know yet, but Heyman says that the Padres are seeking quality over quantity for the players they are trying to trade. According to Heyman, the Padres offered Upton in return to one or two top prospects as well as no money for the remainder of Upton’s contract; something I think the Padres will have to reconsider in order to move any of their expensive players.
Stay tuned to Friars On Base for updates as they come in. While talks have stalled for now, they could very easily pick up again at any moment.
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