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Justin Upton hits 3-run homer in ninth, Padres beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms. With a darkening sky overhead, Jeurys Familia entered with a 7-5 lead and got two quick outs in the ninth before a torrential...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pat Murphy says he pulled Justin Upton, Tyson Ross to mess with us

Padres interim manager Pat Murphy doesn’t appear to be worried over whether or not he could be promoted to the permanent gig in the San Diego dugout. If he was, would he pull the stunt he claims to have perpetrated on baseball media and fandom Wednesday night? #Padres int manager Pat Murphy said he pulled Upton and Kemp late to get them off their feet “and give you guys something...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Looking To Rekindle Talks For Justin Upton

The New York Mets may have balked at the asking price from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Justin Upton last week, but according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the two sides are ready to rekindle talks. Especially as Uptons asking price continues to decline. As as MMO reported last week, the San Diego […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles and Padres have discussed Justin Upton deal

As the trade deadline is drawing nearer, the rumors continue to sizzle.  It’s become quite clear that San Diego Padres‘ retooling of their roster in the offseason has not succeeded and they are ready to sell off a number of valuable pieces in order to recoup some of the talent they gave up to get those pieces.  One player they are pushing hard to deal is outfielder Justin Upton...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Zack Wheeler for Justin Upton make sense?

Sandy Alderson finally made a trade and acquired two veteran hitters in Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. The Mets were in need of some offensive pieces, and got two of them from their division rivals. As we continue to approach the trade deadline, Alderson said that he is still pursuing big moves to upgrade the offense. One player that has been linked to the Mets is Justin Upton of...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres and New York Mets trade stalled

The San Diego Padres and the New York Mets have reportedly stalled trade talks due to lack of agrement. The teams were discussing a trade that would involve Padres’ star outfielder, Justin Upton, and several Mets’ prospects. Apparently Upton is one of the Mets’ main interest for this upcoming trade deadline in the hopes of bolstering their weak offensive lineup. Upton, the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton is on the market. Who wants him?

Seeing as the San Diego Padres have failed to meet expectations in 2015, their status as sellers at the trade deadline comes as no surprise. They added several key free agents last winter and none of them seemed to mesh. Thus, the team has a lot of valuable assets to offer a team in contention. Of those assets, outfielder Justin Upton is the most intriguing. Now in his 9th season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Padres just blow the whole thing up?

No team made more noise this past offseason than the San Diego Padres, engaging in seemingly endless roster turnover in hopes of putting a contending team on the field. It was either going to be a spectacular success or a spectacular failure; either way, it’d be spectacular. Things haven’t gone exactly as general manager A.J. Preller planned. The Padres are putrid on offense...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Justin Upton edition

San Diego Padres left fielder Justin Upton is the latest rumored player the New York Mets are believed to be targeting. Hold on Milwaukee, it looks as though another team is looking to get in on a trade with the New York Mets. Reports are surfacing as recent as yesterday that the San Diego Padres franchise have sent personnel to the New York Mets to scout their minor leagues. This...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco's secret home-field advantage

ATT Park, from behind home plate, at game time for a night game. Justin Upton has hit the ground running in San Diego. His power stats have not suffered as much as you might expect, at least, as his isolated slugging (.194) and home runs per fly ball (16.7%) are right in line with career […]
Via Fangraphs
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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