Originally Posted by palehozenychicty
Is there a good story explaining why Towers has been trying to get rid of him so badly?
I know that he's been inconsistent, but he has the ability to still become a league MVP at a reasonable cost structure.
I've never heard anything, so was curious.
Even though they've already traded Chris Young, their outfield is still overcrowded. They have Kubel, Upton, and Gerardo Parra penciled in, but they also have a couple top prospects (Adam Eaton and AJ Pollock) who are probably ML ready waiting in the wings. The consensus is that they'd rather trade Kubel, but they want more pitching and Upton will give them far and away the best haul.