Towers, Upton Meet To Discuss Trade Rumors
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers met with Justin Upton on Friday to discuss the recent trade rumors involving the outfielder.
"We had a good conversation [on Friday], and I think he gets it," Towers said.
Towers created a stir when he confirmed reports that he would be willing to listen to trade offers for the 24-year-old.
"I said, 'Hey, this is no different than the way I approached it even before you got to know me in 2010. I listen on everybody,'" Towers said.
"We're in the information gathering business. I said, 'If something gets close, you'll be a part of the process. I'm not going to shock you with something. If something is coming down and I think it's close, there will be a heads up.' I said, 'At this point in time, a lot of people are kicking tires. Your name is out there a lot, most of it is untrue.'"