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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Nov 18, 2010 at 01:28:06 PM

Few things get done at the GM meetings but sometimes names that you don't necessarily anticipate emerge as trade possibilities.

Based on the tweets, articles and blogs from the last few days, the name of the season appears to be Arizona right fielder Justin Upton, a 23-year-old who is the brother of Tampa Bay center fielder B.J. Upton.

Since Upton is under contract until 2015, roughly half of the sport has an interest in obtaining his services. So besides the usual Yankee-Red Sox winter transaction rivalry, other teams in proxmity might emerge.

One team might be the Blue Jays, who were recently mentioned nationally. So if you believe they can get that done, they will have Upton playing next to Wells and speedster Rajai Davis in the outfield mix.

Another team mentioned has been the Mariners,

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Nov 17, 2010 at 12:55:38 PM

Last year, the Yankee everyday outfield combined for a .259 batting average, 58 home runs and 203 RBI. They also combined to score 264 runs and steal 60 bases.

In other words, the trio of Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher was fairly productive.

Even so, that does not stop a team from listening and doing their due diligence, which appears to be what the Yankees are doing concerning Arizona's Justin Upton. Though he is just 23, Upton's name has surfaced in rumors.

While these are rumors and the groundwork for these moves is established at the GM meetings (see Curtis Granderson trade), wouldn't you think it might be more progressed than you think when you read things like sensitive nature of the talks.

Nobody knows right now what it would take, but perhaps Gardner might