Upton, the No. 1 selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft, is a good five-tool baseball player and considered to be the face of the Diamondbacks franchise.
Now as the offseason hits full stride, the Diamondbacks are looking to get Upton's contract off their books. The Diamondbacks owe Upton over $9 million next year and over $14 million in each of his final two years of a six-year deal which will end after the 2015 season.
That kind of money is sure to deter any team looking to trade for Upton unless some concessions are made by the Diamondbacks.
Here are the four reasons why the Diamondbacks should hold onto Justin Upton this offseason: