Here is the latest from baseball's two Central divisions, which house two of three worst teams in baseball (Cubs and Astros) by winning percentage…
- There have been lots of recent rumors linking Zack Greinke to the Cardinals, but Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch would be “stunned” if they acquired the right-hander (Twitter link).
- Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com surveyed various GMs who said that Matt Garza of the Cubs is a more valuable trade commodity than either Greinke or Cole Hamels. The extra year of control and potential draft pick compensation swayed the vote towards Garza.
- ESPN's Jerry Crasnick wrote about Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas of the Royals, specifically the learning process and their growing pains.
- Brewers GM Doug Melvin spoke about his team and the upcoming trade deadline earlier today.