The idea that Upton could be on his way to Boston for the 2013 season is not a sound one, however, as The Boston Globe reports that the two teams are probably not going to be a good match to pull off a trade.
A big reason for this is that the Red Sox would most likely have to part with prospects such as Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. With Boston ready to undergo a transition, they may want to hold on to younger players rather than gamble on Upton.
Upton's price is still considered high despite a down year in 2012. He hit .280 with just 17 HR and 67 RBI. That is far below his career averages of 24 home runs and 80 RBI per year.