Rosenthal writes that if the D'backs can move up in the standings, they'll target a third baseman at the trade deadline in hopes of bolstering their team for a late-season playoff run. If not, however, Stephen Drew and Ryan Roberts could become trade chips.
Upton, of course, would be Arizona's biggest trade chip. The 24-year-old's contract, which contains a four-team no-trade clause, looks like this:
- 2012: $6.75M
- 2013: $9.75M
- 2014: $14.25M
- 2015: $14.5M