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Toronto one quick step from Greinke

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09:42 AM ET 12.07 | With Kansas City tiring of the offers sent its way by Texas for Zack Greinke, the Blue Jays could make something happen on the quick. Ongoing discussions with Toronto appear to hinge on a single point: Are the Blue Jays willing to surrender minor-league pitcher Kyle Drabek and outfielder Travis Snider as part of a potential package? If so, Royals officials acknowledge a deal could come together in a hurry. But Toronto remains reluctant to surrender Drabek, recently cited as its top prospect by Baseball America despite losing three late-season starts. He was 14-9 with a 2.94 ERA in 27 starts at Class AA New Hampshire and projects next season as a likely member of the Jays' rotation.

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December 7, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Toronto and KC thread...let's see how much interest this can drum up...

Redfoot/Base Give No Hope a Chance...

December 7, 2010  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE:

**** that. i'm voting for nader next time.

Sure, throw your vote away...

Give No Hope a Chance...

December 7, 2010  10:18 AM ET

Kansas City not able to hold on to its superstar...that's weird.

December 7, 2010  10:19 AM ET

Is this why Toronto traded Marcum? That deal made no sense to me.

December 7, 2010  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE:

If you ever need a checkup, my horn works as a colonoscope.

I will keep that in mind...

December 7, 2010  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Is this why Toronto traded Marcum? That deal made no sense to me.

They couldn't extend his contract so they felt they needed to move him to get something back.

December 7, 2010  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They couldn't extend his contract so they felt they needed to move him to get something back.

Got ya. Thanks.

I figured it had to be contract related, not necessarily baseball related.

December 7, 2010  10:38 AM ET

Marcum had two more years at a reasonable price. This was about getting a part for the future....not about a contract.

December 7, 2010  10:52 AM ET

This makes sense for Toronto, pair him with Drabek (if he pans out) in a few years and could have a formidable top of the rotation... that being if playing more games in NY and Boston doesn't send Greinke all the way to the looney bin this time.

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December 7, 2010  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This makes sense for Toronto, pair him with Drabek (if he pans out) in a few years and could have a formidable top of the rotation... that being if playing more games in NY and Boston doesn't send Greinke all the way to the looney bin this time.

"Are the Blue Jays willing to surrender minor-league pitcher Kyle Drabek and outfielder Travis Snider as part of a potential package?"...

December 7, 2010  11:16 AM ET

Greinke is a head case and can't handle NY or BOS pressure & scrutiny. 2 types of players......the ones who can handle NY/BOS and the ones who can't. He can't.

December 7, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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Greinke is a head case and can't handle NY or BOS pressure & scrutiny. 2 types of players......the ones who can handle NY/BOS and the ones who can't. He can't.

I thought it was just NY, Boston has had players go there and not be able to handle the media etc? Just out of curiosity, who?

December 7, 2010  11:31 AM ET

Please go to Toronto Zach...then I won't have to hear another damn thing about you ever again. Well, other than reports of "he kinda kept to himself" and "he was always staring at people and writing in his little notebook" and the proverbial "12 ga shells were scattered about the apartment"

December 7, 2010  11:47 AM ET

any team that could put runs up would be a good fit. He lost a ton of games giving up 1,2,3 runs. Toronto definitely has the offense to help him, I think the Yankees should go after him and save money on the Lee sweepstakes.

December 7, 2010  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

any team that could put runs up would be a good fit. He lost a ton of games giving up 1,2,3 runs. Toronto definitely has the offense to help him, I think the Yankees should go after him and save money on the Lee sweepstakes.

Seems wasteful as the Yankees already have a man who folds into the fetal position on the mound. His name?

AJ Burnett

December 7, 2010  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Seems wasteful as the Yankees already have a man who folds into the fetal position on the mound. His name?AJ Burnett

wow, bravo. Youre making it sound like every team doesnt have players like him? Anywho which one of these horrid teams do you root for? Because let me tell you bro, one way or another these teams will continue being buttom dwellers from years to come....even if ALL of them somehow turn into all stars. I think thats a MUCHH sadder reality.

December 7, 2010  12:20 PM ET
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wow, bravo. Youre making it sound like every team doesnt have players like him? Anywho which one of these horrid teams do you root for? Because let me tell you bro, one way or another these teams will continue being buttom dwellers from years to come....even if ALL of them somehow turn into all stars. I think thats a MUCHH sadder reality.

What color is the sky in your world?

Humor, it was a funny comment.

AJ has been a big let down, it is OK to say it...

December 7, 2010  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Greinke is a head case and can't handle NY or BOS pressure & scrutiny. 2 types of players......the ones who can handle NY/BOS and the ones who can't. He can't.

Just a question...

Is the NHL over, or do you love NH? I can't quite figure it out.

 
December 7, 2010  12:23 PM ET

As an aside, I don't think the Jays should give up much for Greinke and certainly not Drabek. They are probably tempted, that way they can say "Look, we lost Halladay, but we ended up getting another Ace for him in the long run so it's a wash." Sorry, won't fool me.

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