Here we are again, my friends, with the rumor that will not end... this time it is ESPN scribe Buster Olney tweeting about how the Atlanta Braves are making a run at Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton:
D-Backs talks with the Braves about JUpton have resumed; ATL said to be in hard on this. They're likely the frontrunner, if JUpton is dealt.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
And also this:
The Diamondbacks have been reviewing the Braves' offer for Upton; some folks involved feel like it's a strong offer.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
ZOMG! We've heard this stuff before. I got excited then. I'm kind of excited now, but now I understand how hard this could be, and how many prospects the Braves would have to give up. But still... I do think it would be pretty awesome.
We'll have to see what develops this week. I guess we won't be able to take our eyes off Twitter for the next three days, since Friday seems to be a self-imposed deadline.
Folks involved in this process believe that the D-Backs want to make a decision on trading Kubel or Upton by Friday.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 23, 2013
Strap in for the ride. And if a trade is reported, it better be real, I don't want any more of that Dempster business.