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Royals open to moving Greinke?

Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:11 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2010 12:12 pm
Zack Greinke 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.'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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Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 10:00 am

Royals open to moving Greinke?

If Greinke - who is easily the most popular baseball player in KC - and is signed for "relatively cheap" through 2013 - gets traded in the offseason - it will be the last straw for diehard Royals fans ... imagine selling less than 10000 season tickets if they deal Greinke....which leads me to believe that it won't happen

Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2010 3:41 pm

Royals open to moving Greinke?

I actually think the Dodgers would be a good fit.  Zack Greinke wouldn't be expensive in terms of dollars considering his value.  Maybe a package headlined by Dee Gordon & the still raw but talented Ethan Martin would get the ball rolling.  However, the Rangers probably have the deepest farm of the supposed interested parties & could likely put together an attarctive package to trump another team's (see Justin Smoak-Jesu Montero-Cliff Lee, etc).   

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:54 pm

Royals open to moving Greinke?

The Dodgers need a top of the rotation pitcher, someone to lead Kershaw, Billingsley and company.  But who would they part with???

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