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08:09 AM ET 06.27 | The Brewers have not, and may not, publicly declare their intensions for right-hander Zack Greinke. But two rival executives said Tuesday that the Brewers are preparing to move Greinke if they are unable to sign him long-term before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Greinke, 8-2 with a 2.81 ERA, is eligible for free agency at the end of the season. "They're definitely expecting to move him unless something changes and they re-sign him," one rival executive said. The executive described the Brewers as "very realistic" about their position with Greinke. The San Francisco Giants awarded right-hander Matt Cain a six-year, $127.5 million contract in early April, likely inflating Grienke's value.

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June 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Brewers fans knew it would eventually come to this.

June 27, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Greinke expects 20 million? This is the same guy who crumbles under pressure and wouldn't take a trade anywhere where there'd be any, right?

With Cole Hamels also possibly available, Greinke would be tough to move with what the Brewers would expect in return. I don't think that the Phillies could spend almost 100 million for 4 players next year.

June 27, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Greinke is gone.
Period.

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June 27, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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EXACTLY, the Phillies will use Red Sox/Yankees elfin magic to get the Hamels deal done - bank on it.

We'll see. 100 million for Lee, Halladay, Howard and Hamels doesn't seem likely.

June 27, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Time for the rangers to dip into that "greatest pool of minor league talent in baseball" and get him pitching in Arlington.

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June 27, 2012  09:33 AM ET

The Brewers should move him. Greinke quits on teams that aren't winning. That's why KC dealt him. He publicly said that he doesn't see the point of pitching his best when they're not winning. He was really hated in the KC clubhouse at the end. I'm telling you, if the Brewers kept him and the losing continued, he'd be no good to them in uniform the second half of the season. Might as well try to get something in exchange for him.

June 27, 2012  09:50 AM ET

The only thing the Brewers can hope for is that Greinke likes small market teams because of less media pressure.

June 27, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Greinke expects 20 million? This is the same guy who crumbles under pressure and wouldn't take a trade anywhere where there'd be any, right?With Cole Hamels also possibly available, Greinke would be tough to move with what the Brewers would expect in return. I don't think that the Phillies could spend almost 100 million for 4 players next year.

Don't forget, this is the guy that doesn't want to play for a big market team. Those are the only teams that can pay that kind of money.

June 27, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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The only thing the Brewers can hope for is that Greinke likes small market teams because of less media pressure.

He may like small market pressure -- but I bet he likes big market dollars more

June 27, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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He may like small market pressure -- but I bet he likes big market dollars more

TACOS

June 27, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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Don't forget, this is the guy that doesn't want to play for a big market team. Those are the only teams that can pay that kind of money.

Moose are you guys all done with the rain down there yet? Hopefully you stayed high and dry.

June 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Send Greinke to Iraq where he can pitch grenades

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