We need a middle of the order bat though.
^this. And Upton is only under control for 1 year.
I'm not opposed to centering a trade around those 2 with more parts added, though.
Part of Scherzer's "inefficiency" is that he throws out of the zone on purpose. That's just the way he throws and he gets guys chasing. There's
Would never trade Gardner for Upton. Gardner's contract is a steal. He's under control for 5 years.
If the Red Sox sign Sandoval they might not be that motivated. That would lock them up long term at third and second and they have Betts and Castillo