In 1963 legendary recording artist Nat King Cole recorded his hit song "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer." While baseball wasn't mentioned in the lyrics, the word "crazy" can definitely be used to describe the MLB non-waiver trade deadline.
The middle of the summer is a time in Major League Baseball that can without a doubt be termed crazy, especially as July 31 approaches. Rumors fly about specific players like mosquitoes drawn to unsuspecting flesh.
One of the players currently being mentioned in various rumors is a surprise: Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton.
At the beginning of the season, Upton appeared to be an anchor for the D-Backs—a player whom it was believed would be a stalwart in their lineup for years to come.
Those days appear to be gone.
Rumors about Upton began surfacing in June, when D-Backs owner Ken Kendrick publicly expressed his disappointment in Upton's play, calling him "an enigma."
As the month of July rolled around, the rumors really began in earnest.
And that's where Bleacher Report comes in. We will break down each and every rumor involving Justin Upton and keep you up to date on all of the latest speculation.
There's no need to go anywhere else—bookmark this article for all of the latest news concerning Upton's status.