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Greinke a goner?

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08:21 AM ET 06.18 | Back in December of 2010, the Brewers pulled of a coup of a deal that landed them Zack Greinke. Considering all that the Brewers gave up for Greinke, and especially how [Jake Odorizzi] has developed and [Alcides Escobar] is still everything you knew he would be, was the trade worthwhile? Of course it was. ... But now that the bill is coming due on Greinke, the other question is whether the Brewers should trade him before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Even if the whole National League Central wears clown shoes and theoretically there is enough time for this Maryvale version of the Brewers to do something, it is almost impossible to envision Greinke still being here by the end of the trading deadline.

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June 18, 2012  09:44 AM ET

He's gone by the time late July roles by. I could see the Braves or the Giants make a run at him and both teams have the needed prospects to get the deal done. Mainly Atlants with Andrelton Simmons and Julio Teheran.

June 18, 2012  09:44 AM ET

This is like telling the fans that the stadium is going to stop selling Brats. Why would you trade away your best pitcher knowing you play in the weak NL central and there is an extra wild card team this year.

June 18, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Milwaukee fan here and I think the Brewers would be foolish not to trade him. His agent has recently said the two sides are worlds apart and their line-up consists of a rag tag band of crusty britches. Milwaukee can't afford to pay another mega contract because they're locked up with Braun (thankgod!). Trade him to Atlants for Julio Teheran & Adrelton Simmons....

June 18, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Potential trade partners that would make sense would have to be primarily mid- to small market teams that have plenty of prospects to deal, need starting pitching, and are in contention.Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. Detroit. Chicago White Sox. Cleveland. And, the LA Dodgers. Who do I have wrong? Who did I leave out?

The counterpart to this trade would not need plenty of prospects to deal, Grienke won't command that many prospects.

June 18, 2012  11:09 AM ET
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This is like telling the fans that the stadium is going to stop selling Brats. Why would you trade away your best pitcher knowing you play in the weak NL central and there is an extra wild card team this year.

So that they can get something for him before he walks away and they get nothing.

June 18, 2012  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Potential trade partners that would make sense would have to be primarily mid- to small market teams that have plenty of prospects to deal, need starting pitching, and are in contention.Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. Detroit. Chicago White Sox. Cleveland. And, the LA Dodgers. Who do I have wrong? Who did I leave out?

The White Sox will be sellers.

June 18, 2012  12:04 PM ET

"Back in December of 2010, the Brewers pulled of a coup of a deal "

pulled of a coup of a deal??????

June 18, 2012  12:25 PM ET

I realize Dallas is considered a "small" market by some and "big" market by others, but I could see the Rangers putting Hamilton's money into another pitcher.

June 18, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Might be da right thing for da Brew Crew to do!!

June 18, 2012  01:37 PM ET

Greinke is good, but he's definitely not worth Simmons and Teheran.

you can have Pastornicky and Chad Durbin for him...what do ya say? :-)

June 18, 2012  01:38 PM ET
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Milwaukee fan here and I think the Brewers would be foolish not to trade him. His agent has recently said the two sides are worlds apart and their line-up consists of a rag tag band of crusty britches. Milwaukee can't afford to pay another mega contract because they're locked up with Braun (thankgod!). Trade him to Atlants for Julio Teheran & Adrelton Simmons....

Greinke is good, but he's definitely not worth Simmons and Teheran.

you can have Pastornicky and Chad Durbin for him...what do ya say? :-)

damn spinny thing. argghhhh!

June 18, 2012  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Potential trade partners that would make sense would have to be primarily mid- to small market teams that have plenty of prospects to deal, need starting pitching, and are in contention.Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. Detroit. Chicago White Sox. Cleveland. And, the LA Dodgers. Who do I have wrong? Who did I leave out?

Pitt & Cincy are in Division - so probably not gonna happen...

Atlanta makes alot of sense, so does LA (who might not give up too much since they might throw a boat load of money at him this Winter)...

Toronto - still over .500 - and has offense - but there's the Canada factor...

Cleveland is not gonna go after him (and shouldn't).

June 18, 2012  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Milwaukee fan here and I think the Brewers would be foolish not to trade him. His agent has recently said the two sides are worlds apart and their line-up consists of a rag tag band of crusty britches. Milwaukee can't afford to pay another mega contract because they're locked up with Braun (thankgod!). Trade him to Atlants for Julio Teheran & Adrelton Simmons....

Greinke is good, but he's definitely not worth Simmons and Teheran.

you can have Pastornicky and Chad Durbin for him...what do ya say? :-)

June 18, 2012  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Potential trade partners that would make sense would have to be primarily mid- to small market teams that have plenty of prospects to deal, need starting pitching, and are in contention.Pittsburgh. Cincinnati. Detroit. Chicago White Sox. Cleveland. And, the LA Dodgers. Who do I have wrong? Who did I leave out?

Pitt & Cincy are in Division - so probably not gonna happen...

Atlanta makes alot of sense, so does LA (who might not give up too much since they might throw a boat load of money at him this Winter)...

Toronto - still over .500 - and has offense - but there's the Canada factor...

Cleveland is not gonna go after him (and shouldn't).

June 18, 2012  04:09 PM ET
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The White Sox will be sellers.

Not a chance! I have been very impressed with the Sox this year and hope they keep it up.

June 18, 2012  04:19 PM ET
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Cleveland is not gonna go after him (and shouldn't).

Why do you think the Indians won't (and shouldn't) go after him?

Right now there starting pitching is in need of an anchor and nobody wants to step it up. They rank 27 out of 30 as a staff and are in dire need of a player who can carry the load come July, Aug and Sept.

I am not saying they are going to land him but they should at least try! Their lack of prospects would be what separates them from other teams but there are a few names that might be worthy of a trade.

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