Should the Diamondbacks Deal Justin Upton in the Offseason to Re-Tool?

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Should the Diamondbacks Deal Justin Upton in the Offseason to Re-Tool?
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The Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West last year, and it would not have happened had it not been for Justin Upton's MVP caliber season.

He is a triple threat—he can hit for power, average and he has a cannon for an arm. Add the fact that Upton is only 24 years old, and that makes him the ideal building block for any franchise.

Despite all his tools, 2012 has been unkind to Upton and he is considered to be for sale. While he was not traded by the deadline, there is speculation the Diamondbacks will look to move him in the offseason, though Derrick Hall has indicated otherwise.

While my belief is that the whole situation was blown out of proportion due to the media and a little too much openness by General Manager Kevin Towers, it raises the following conundrum: 

Should Upton be traded in order to gain younger talent, or will the Diamondbacks keep the young star and hope he returns to form in 2013? 

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