I touched on this yesterday when reading Dick Kaegel's interview with Zack Greinke -- but it appears the Royals are indeed open to trading the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner.
MLive.com's Jason Schmehl quotes "a person close to the subject" as saying the Royals "would be open" to moving Greinke this offseason and the Tigers would be among the interested parties.
Greinke gave up five earned runs in six innings in Monday's loss to the Tigers and his 2010 certainly has been a drop-off from his 2009, but he's still an elite pitcher. And after signing a four-year, $38 million before the 2009 season, he's relatively cheap.
Schmehl suggests it would cost the Tigers several prospects, including Jacob Turner, the ninth overall pick in the 2009 draft and the Tigers' top-rated prospect.
This weekend, Newsday 's Ken Davidoff suggested the Rangers, Yankees and Nationals, along with the Tigers, would be interested in trading for Greinke.
It would take several top prospects -- and those closer to the big leagues -- to land Greinke. The Royals hold all the cards, so expect that asking price to be high. And the higher the asking price, the lower the likelihood of a deal actually happening.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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