MLB Trade Deadline 2011: 5 Teams That Have Their Eyes on BJ Upton

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MLB Trade Deadline 2011: 5 Teams That Have Their Eyes on BJ Upton
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There has been a lot of talk about relocation of outfielder and offensive powerhouse Carlos Beltran, and with the free agent market being relatively sparse this year, many teams have rejoiced at the new opportunity to obtain another talented outfielder before the deadline.

BJ Upton, at only 26 years old offers premier defensive skills in the outfield, and has developed into the increasingly popular five tool player.

Upton has been quite impressive with his bat this season as he is on pace for career highs in home runs, and RBI, in spite of the fact that he still posts a rather pedestrian batting average of .229.

While he still maintains his defensive prowess, and base running abilities, if he can continue hitting with the kind of power that he has demonstrated in 2011, and develop the plate presence needed for him to raise his average to a number that matches the rest of his stats, which most believe is within reach with Upton entering his prime, Upton could potentially become one of the majors' top outfielders.

With this being said, here are five teams who would put their faith behind the developing talent of the older Upton brother, and who could look to acquiring him before Sunday rolls around.

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