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Zach Greinke - Traded to Brewers

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  • Zach Greinke - Traded to Brewers

    http://onmilwaukee.com/sports/articl...ade.html?24690
    http://www.tsn.ca/mlb/story/?id=346109

    They definitely need pitching besides Gallardo. It should be an interesting division if the Reds don't fade away (like the 2007 Cards, 2010 Dodgers).
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    JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].

  • #2
    Congrats to the Royals for trading away the only player they had that anybody knew or cared about. They are truly the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American League.
    Shalom, y'all!
    What's the rumpus?

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    • #3
      The Brewers also get Yuniesky Betancourt with Greinke. I honestly didn't expect Greinke would go to the Brewers.
      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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      • #4
        they are going to need Greinke for when Gallardo goes down mid-year with some kind of injury....you dont need much to be contenders in the NL Central, and the Brewers have the offense and now what seems to be the pitching to get it done...Cincinnati, St Louis, Milwaukee, and the Cubs all have a decent enough shot at the division title...i think it will come down to Milwaukee and St. Louis because they have the offensive leaders and the best starting pitching 1-3...
        Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic. ~Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
          Congrats to the Royals for trading away the only player they had that anybody knew or cared about. They are truly the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American League.
          Don't worry: Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera will fill the "I know who that is" part. Caring about them... that might only happen with Braves fans.
          46 wins to match last year's total

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
            Don't worry: Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera will fill the "I know who that is" part. Caring about them... that might only happen with Braves fans.
            Well, I cared so little about them I didn't even know they were on the Royals now, if that's any indication. It's going to be another long season in KC.
            Shalom, y'all!
            What's the rumpus?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
              Well, I cared so little about them I didn't even know they were on the Royals now, if that's any indication. It's going to be another long season in KC.
              Can't say I disagre with you there.
              46 wins to match last year's total

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              • #8
                Greinke, Gallardo, and Marcum is a pretty good one-two-three punch. While health is an obvious caveat, I would say that this puts their rotation on-par with that of the Cardinals.

                On another note, does anyone else feel like the Royals kind of settled? I know they were looking for up the middle talent, but Cain and Escobar seems like a paltry return for Greinke in that regard. Odorizzi and Jeffress are potential number twos, I suppose, but they're sort of far away, and slot in behind a bunch of more talented Royals arms.

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                • #9
                  I do not think that the Royals got hosed here. Greinke was a goner anyway. Jeffress and Odorizzi are legit major league prospects.

                  Sure, Escobar made 20 errors last year, but he's a big step up defensively from Betancourt (my dog would have been as well). Interesting, they both come off with a 0.9 WAR for 2010.

                  Cain is the wild card. It's important to remember that Cain came to baseball very late in his athletic career. He's only been playing for 6 years or so, and his learning curve has been pretty steep.
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                  • #10
                    Greinke used his no trade clause to block a trade to the nationals for RP Storen , SP Zimmerman and others.

                    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                      Congrats to the Royals for trading away the only player they had that anybody knew or cared about. They are truly the Pittsburgh Pirates of the American League.
                      They had no choice. Greinke was demanding a trade. Besides, I'm always hearing that the Royals have the deepest farm system in baseball, so in a few years those guys might be household names and the Royals might be a contender.

                      I'm not sure why the Pirates organization always gets bashed here either. Ever since Neal Huntington took over they've been run more intelligently than the previous administrations.
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                      • #12
                        KC could have rec'd WAY MORE in a deal that amounts to Milwaukee trading away a bag of balls for an All-Star. Nice move by the Brewers. You have to wonder - what are the Royals thinking? At least they still have the $55M man Gil Meche. LOL.
                        WAR? Prove it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                          KC could have rec'd WAY MORE in a deal that amounts to Milwaukee trading away a bag of balls for an All-Star. Nice move by the Brewers. You have to wonder - what are the Royals thinking? At least they still have the $55M man Gil Meche. LOL.
                          Grienke's only pitched at an All-Star level one time in his 7 year career. This isn't like they gave up a guy who's clearly a Top-10 pitcher in the league. And his past history limited the teams that go after him, which depressed his value.

                          And do forget they actually got someone to take Betancourt and the $6M they owe him off their books.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                            They had no choice. Greinke was demanding a trade. Besides, I'm always hearing that the Royals have the deepest farm system in baseball, so in a few years those guys might be household names and the Royals might be a contender.

                            I'm not sure why the Pirates organization always gets bashed here either. Ever since Neal Huntington took over they've been run more intelligently than the previous administrations.
                            If Kansas City's farm system is so deep, why is their Major League team so godawful? You'd think there would be somebody in the deepest farm system in baseball that would be an improvement over the product they were fielding at the MLB level.

                            As for the Pirates, they get bashed here because they haven't had a .500 season in a generation. I don't know when Neal Huntington took over, but he hasn't exactly turned things around.
                            Shalom, y'all!
                            What's the rumpus?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mwiggins View Post
                              Grienke's only pitched at an All-Star level one time in his 7 year career. This isn't like they gave up a guy who's clearly a Top-10 pitcher in the league. And his past history limited the teams that go after him, which depressed his value.

                              And do forget they actually got someone to take Betancourt and the $6M they owe him off their books.
                              True - the salary dump was nice. Now if the Royals could get rid of Meche they'd be in business.
                              WAR? Prove it!

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