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Monday Trade Rumors: Upton, Quentin, Prospects

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Catching up on some Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors today.

**Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates, Reds, Indians and others have expressed interest in Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres. We’ve heard the Pirates connected to Quentin before. Heyman mentions that the Padres would have to get a return that would be better than a compensation pick, although I don’t think Quentin would be a candidate for a pick. In order to get a pick, Quentin would have to turn down a qualifying offer, which would give him about a $5 M raise over his salary this year.

**Rob Biertempfel reports that the Diamondbacks have been scouting Indianapolis for a wish list for Justin Upton, while the Padres have been scouting West Virginia for Quentin. He also says that both teams have shown interest in Brad Lincoln.

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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