ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We thought he'd be a star by now.
Who didn't think B.J. Upton would be a star by now?
It's five years since the Devil Rays made him the second player picked in the 2002 draft -- ahead of a glittering first-round group that included Prince Fielder, Scott Kazmir, Cole Hamels, Jeff Francoeur, Jeff Francis, Nick Swisher and Khalil Greene.
It's three years since one scouting director watched Upton trot out to shortstop in the 2004 Futures Game and called him "the ...