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Justin Upton is back! 5 years, $106 million.

Sooner than expected, Upton has made his decision.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros
We are all Ron Roenicke right now.
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Folks, we won’t have to wait any longer for the first news of the offseason. Justin Upton will be in Halo red next season!

He had an opt-out, but he restructured his deal so that it will be 5 years, $106 million.

However, Upton did originally have an option year on top of the original contract. So the following analysis holds true:

This contract comes with a full no-trade clause.

Regardless, this is a very solid contract “extension,” one that Billy Eppler was possibly imagining when he traded for Upton in the first place. Now, it’s not a stretch to say that the Angels outfield of Upton, Kole Calhoun, and Mike Trout is the best outfield in baseball.

Time to dance!


Which is your preferred Upton jam?

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  • 64%
    Uptown Funk
    (248 votes)
  • 26%
    Uptown Girl
    (101 votes)
  • 8%
    Other (list in comments)
    (33 votes)
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