Upton hit only .241 with 11 homeruns, two years removed from a .300 batting average followed by a .273 line, so one can see the regression.
|2009 - B.J. Upton||144||560||79||135||33||4||11||55||57||152||42||14||.241||.313||.373|
Upton did steal 42 bases, and has tremendous upside for a 25-year old. If he gets off to any sort of strong start, the Rays could entertain offers for him. You can count on the Yankees being a player if he becomes available.
Not so fast... DRaysBay.com tells me that Upton won't be a free agent until after the 2012 season, so there is still time to negotiate some sort of extension. That could mean that Carl Crawford is out, though, because he is a free agent following the 2010 season.