Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that while the Diamondbacks have been very aggressive shopping Justin Upton at the Winter Meetings, nobody has stepped up to give them a frontline shortstop.
The Rangers have been mentioned most frequently as a potential suitor for Upton, but they aren't interested in giving up either Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar. The Rangers' efforts to acquire Andrelton Simmons from the Braves and flip him to the D-Backs also went nowhere. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported late Monday that the D-Backs were talking to the Mariners and speculated whether an offer of prospect right-hander Taijuan Walker and prospect shortstop Nick Franklin might be enough to get a deal done. Of course, it's not confirmed those names were actually discussed and the D-Backs remain underwhelmed.