A report came out this morning, saying that B.J. will make his decision this week on what team he is going to play for. The report comes from Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times..
B.J. Upton is “looking to make a decision this week” on the multiple offers he’s been presented. The Phillies and Braves have both been aggressive in their pursuits of Upton, and the Nationals, Rangers and Giants have also been loosely linked. He seems likely to land a five-year deal worth close to $75 million.
I have written about it before on how Upton would bring much needed balance/flexibility to the Phils lineup because of his power and speed. He is a helluva center-fielder, but he is streaky as hell though with the bat. He hit a career high in homers last season with 28 but also had a .298 OBP. He has a career average of .255 with 118 home runs and has 232 stolen bases.
Not going to lie though, 75 mill for a streaky player does seem like a lot. I would still do it…