Zack Greinke Rumors: Thursday

The Brewers are looking to sell and, based on his most recent start, Zack Greinke is healthy. The right-hander figures to continue drawing heavy interest in the days leading up to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. He’s clearly the top arm available with Cole Hamels locked up to an extension in Philadelphia. The Rangers, Angels, Braves and White Sox are interested in Greinke and the Red Sox and Nationals might be considered suitors too. Here are the latest rumors surrounding the Greinke with the most recent rumors up top…

  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin's comments this evening were measured compared to ones made earlier today where he sounded certain of a Greinke trade, writes Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.  "I just said there was that possibility," Melvin said. "I don't think there's any secret, with the Trade Deadline, that this is a possibility. Zack knows that. We know that. Other teams know that."  McCalvy writes that the Rangers, Angels, and Braves appear to be the most serious suitors for Greinke.
  • The Dodgers aren't pursuing Greinke at this point, sources tell Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
  • The White Sox seem completely focused on trying to get Greinke, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter).
  • Greinke will be traded before the July 31st deadline, GM Doug Melvin told Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Melvin said Greinke could handle pitching in a large market. "There are so many good things about him, it's going to be difficult when we trade him,'' Melvin said. GMs and executives agree Greinke is the prize pitcher available in trades, Nightengale reports.
  • One source believes Greinke will be traded before Ryan Dempster, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter).
  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin confirmed on WTMJ radio that he's taking phone calls and acknowledged that Greinke could be traded before his next start (transcript via Tom Haudricourt). "At this point we have to listen to opportunities to improve the ball club for the future and still try to win ball games now," Melvin said.
  • Melvin added that the Brewers haven't had recent extension talks with Greinke.
  • The Brewers are taking calls from teams interested in acquiring Greinke, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "It sounds like he's as good as gone," one person told Haudricourt. 
  • Haudricourt offers a detailed look at which prospects interest the Brewers’ decision makers. Milwaukee would love to have Rangers shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar, but the Rangers consider him untouchable. The Brewers would be very interested in Rangers left-hander Martin Perez and have scouted right-hander Justin Grimm.
  • The Brewers are thought to rank Braves right-hander Julio Teheran ahead of Randall Delgado and Mike Minor, according to Haudricourt. The Brewers want pitchers who can contribute at the MLB level soon.
  • Milwaukee prefers Angels shortstop prospect Jean Segura to Garrett Richards, Haudricourt writes.
  • The White Sox also appear to have considerable interest in Greinke.


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231 Comments on "Zack Greinke Rumors: Thursday"


Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

I’m not so much in favor of giving up Teheran for a handful of starts from Greinke, knowing that it’s almost impossible to sign him after the season is up.

jhawk1000
3 years 1 month ago

I’d rather Teheran go for Greinke than Delgado. But only if we can sign Zachary to an extension first. I just have a feeling Delgado is going to be better than Julio in the long run.

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

Given what I have seen this year I would have to agree with you on that. I just don’t like the idea of giving up any of them for just a handful of starts.

Suh Girls One Cup
3 years 1 month ago

Why do you think he’d be impossible to resign, Clay?

Jwick22
3 years 1 month ago

Maybe a solid run through the playoffs would lead to the ted being sold out alot next year which would lead to a payroll increase making it where they could afford him. But thats alot of ifs. The owners already made it clear they will only spend what they make. And with a horrible tv deal attendence is really the only area to improve. 20 mil a year could badly hurt the braves

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

We stuck out $15M per year for the last few years with Lowe. We have a short window to benefit from the young Braves being “overproductive” before their salaries will level out through arbitration.

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

If he hits free agency in the off season the Braves would get outbid easily.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

Maybe, but remember Greinke has been quoted as saying that he wishes every player were paid the same. He’s also stated that he’d love to play for ATL. When you factor in that NYY, BOS and maybe even a few others are put off by his “challenges” regarding pitching in a big market, ATL can make the winning bid without it being the highest bid, much like PHI did with Cliff Lee when they were outbid, LAA when they were outbid by MIA for Pujols, etc. There are things ATL can provide that other teams cannot; some of those are security, competition, professionalism, and assurances.

I don’t think it’s about the highest bid with him, but money changes things quickly.

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

That’s very true. Best case scenario for now is he becomes a Braves and signs an extension.

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

“Maybe, but remember Greinke has been quoted as saying that he wishes every player were paid the same.”
Wow, missed that quote. He’s a socialist then?

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

Agreed.
– The Dodgers

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

How do you know? ATL has never given Teheran more than a handful of spot starts. I watched his first game in PHI last year and he’s got incredible stuff. Now, if he had been in the rotation for a few months, like Delgado and Minor, and had the same numbers that he’s had in AAA this year – which don’t mean much to me based on his track record – I might agree with you, but I feel like this is similar to us trading Wainwright for Drew’s rental back in the day – never seeing what we had in Wainwright, and losing Drew in the end. And all we’re left with is what could have been.

3 years 1 month ago

Thinking of that trade makes me very happy…

gregdiehardbravesfan
3 years 1 month ago

I second that…..delgado is looking like beachy did his first full year…..plus he has a power sinker

esasc4
3 years 1 month ago

I think jr graham is going to be better than both of them, he pitched today, 2 hits 0 run 1bb 8 strikeouts. 1.68 era. I have watch him in person about 4 or 5 times, man he sure is bringing it, maturing by the game. graham will be in the rotation by the allstar break next year. Matt kimbrel is going to be a flame thrower like his brother, like to see both of them closing games, matt the 8th,craig the 9th.

3 years 1 month ago

Make it happen Wren!!! And get Cory Hart in the deal!!!

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

If Hart came with Greinke I might be on board. IF he can get back to the old Hart, you looked at his bb/k lately? It’s bad. But yeah having Hart in LF and letting Prado play SS/3B for now but then what do you do if Simmons comes back this year?

Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

Give Prado games all over the place, Prado can do everything.

gothamgator
3 years 1 month ago

agreed… and I also wouldn’t mind playing Prado at 2b for a bit and letting Uggla go down to aaa to work on some things… he’s really a black hole in the lineup right now.

Jwick22
3 years 1 month ago

Yes move prado back to second,let uggla be the right handed bat off the bench and hope next year he can earn his keep. And let prado still cover for chipper on the days he needs rest

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

Have you interviewed for Fredi’s job yet? LOL

Jwick22
3 years 1 month ago

No but i stayed at a holiday inn express once

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

YOU’RE HIRED!!

Jwick22
3 years 1 month ago

If thats the case maybe i can fire roger mcdowell and get greg maddux as pitching coach. If our guys are going to lose speed on the fastball might as well have the best location pitcher of all time guiding them

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

Uggla won’t be going to AAA. Uggla is Uggla, he played like this before we had him too, he’s only had 3 seasons where he hit .260 or better. I have a buddy in Miami that’s a big Marlins fan and he was excited to see Uggla gone. He told me just wait, you’ll be cussing him eventually….

Suh Girls One Cup
3 years 1 month ago

I’m just about ready to trade Uggla.
From my fantasy team, that is.

tomymogo
3 years 1 month ago

With the way Uggla is going, Prado could play 2B, Corey LF, Chipper 3B. Freeman struggles vs lefties, Corey could platoon at 1B, Heyward could use a few days off as well. It really gives ATL a WS caliber team, and solve LF for next season

Duder Steve Pettke
3 years 1 month ago

Ha, You do realize thats going to take quite a bit of talent to get Hart and Greinke.

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

A lot of talent but at least you would have more than just a rental SP. Hart would solve the LF problem next season.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

But then we’d have the Corey Hart problem…

bobskube
3 years 1 month ago

What problem would that be?

3 years 1 month ago

Frank Wren: Your mission, which you will accept, is to get Zack Greinke on this team.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

Now we’re giving up one of the best pitching prospects in baseball for a 2 month rental? No thanks. With Hamels gone, Greinke is the best available starter on the free agent market and I don’t like my odds of ATL re-signing him, if they were to acquire him via a trade. Why not just go after a lesser pitcher and make a competitive offer to him at the end of the season – which ATL has said they want to do.

orbrewer
3 years 1 month ago

Because a lesser pitcher means a lesser chance at making the playoffs.

tebow20
3 years 1 month ago

Wren Wren Wren… times ticking.. lets do this!!!

Chiburgh
3 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kenny Williams pull off a deal. He may have to involve a 3rd team, the Blue Jays, but it could happen.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

“The Brewers are thought to rank Teheran ahead of Delgado and Minor”. MIL has the best scouts in the ‘biz.

3 years 1 month ago

Too bad Milwaukee’s “best scouts in the biz” now work for Seattle.

Sweet Tater
3 years 1 month ago

Teheran has been stinking up AAA. When he’s bad he’s really bad. and I’m tired of telling myself “maybe he’s just working on specific pitches”

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

What’s his motivation? Seriously. Last year he absolutely killed AAA, and still didn’t win the spot in spring training. I’m not going to argue with that decision, but the best man didn’t necessarily win the spot. I think he’s toiling in AAA and at least deserves a short stint in the majors to know exactly where he stands in the organization. Doesn’t the top prospect in the organization for the last 2 years at least deserve that? Sure, if there’s not a spot available for him, I can understand, but to give up on the top arm in our organization based on year 2 results in AAA is insane. If they traded him away without giving him a shot I’d root for him to become an ace somewhere else, like Wainwright has in STL.

esasc4
3 years 1 month ago

Dont be fooled!, i watch teheran on a weekly basis, he has the best stuff around, he now is working on his slider, He was told to work on his 4 pitches in and out up and down, AAA numbers arent important to the him or the braves. Right now they are just working on control of new pitches.

twitter_wiscsportstalk
3 years 1 month ago

Brewer’s fan here. I personally would like to deal with Atlanta. Melvin wants “ML ready talent” and the Brewers really aren’t in a rebuilding phase, more of a restocking. That being said I think the Braves match up best.

Greinke to ATL for Pastornicky and Delgado
Greinke and Maldanado to ATL for Pastornicky and Teheran
Greinke and Hart to ATL for Pastornicky, Delgado/Teheran/Minor, and Mejia

Pastornicky will probably be involved in any deal made for Greinke. Melvin is searching for SS and a ML ready arm. There is no way of landing Simmons, so Pastornicky is kind of in Minor league limbo.

Personally, if there was any way to deal Greinke + Maldanado/B level prospect for J.R Graham and Eddie Salcedo sign me up for it.

Jay212033
3 years 1 month ago

Greinke for Delgado and Pastornicky is a very good deal for both teams.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

I would send Dempster an edible arrangement of gingerbread cookies as thanks.

amccoy12
3 years 1 month ago

I’d drive up to Chicago and eat them while he uses his 10/5 rights to decide if he wants them.

Art Vandelay
3 years 1 month ago

If by both teams you mean the Braves then sure.

Sal Tarantino
3 years 1 month ago

give up moree like throw in Teheran if you want a true aace

tomymogo
3 years 1 month ago

I like the Greinke and Hart proposal, Hart kills lefties, he can play LF/RF/1B and is signed for the 2013 season

twitter_wiscsportstalk
3 years 1 month ago

I do too, I worry that the hull of Past. Teheran, and Mejia may be on the light side. Mejia doesn’t really scream ‘Major League Impact’ talent, but he’s killin’ it this year and the Brewers 1B is kind of in limbo right now.

Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

Most Braves fans would take that last deal.

James Smizek
3 years 1 month ago

If JR Graham was added to that deal, it’d be hard to turn down. I’d expect the Brewers to add a low A prospect to get the four players haul. We’ll have to wait and seeee.

Jay212033
3 years 1 month ago

Also J.R. Graham is a hidden gem most fans don’t know about but honestly i’d give up Teheran or Delgado before i’d give him up JMO.

twitter_wiscsportstalk
3 years 1 month ago

From what I’ve studied from him he has looked phenomenal this year. Definitely under the radar but I bet his name will be throwing around in talks between Wren and Melvin.

esasc4
3 years 1 month ago

I agree, both graham and gilmartin are going to horses, and schlosser isnt that far behind. We have about 5 young pitchers behind delgado,minor,teheran that are going to be top of rotation guys in a couple years. graham and gilmartin will be ready next year. And harper and buchler are relief guys who are lights out! also include gearrin with his 1.26 era.

Suh Girls One Cup
3 years 1 month ago

You seem to know the Braves prospects quite well. Sweet!
I don’t know who Maldanado is… care to elaborate a little?

One of Delgado or Teheran will be in this deal. I love ’em both, but I guess I’m more excited to see what Julio will do, so I hope the Braves can keep him.

Pitchers like Zeke Spruill and J.R. Graham are solid secondary pieces.

Like you said, the Brewers need a shortstop who can contribute right away. Enter Pastornicky, who has struggled granted, but he deserves an opportunity to play everyday.

I don’t know much about Ernesto Mejia but if you need a first baseman, go for it. Braves obviously don’t, haha.

So I’d be happy with Delgado, Spruill, Pastornicky, Mejia for Greinke, contingent on extension talks in place.

James Smizek
3 years 1 month ago

Maldonado is currently the Brewers full time catcher while Lucroy has been down. He’s been labeled a defensive catcher and it has definitely showed, but he brought a bat to the bigs. Currently has a 260 avg, 6hr, 20some rbi in around 40 games. I’m on my phone right now, so these numbers aren’t exact. He’s also only 24-25.

I don’t know the Braves catching situation, but he is definitely a piece that could be added to a deal to bring in a little more value. Currently he’s a great backup with starting potential, clearly the Braves have McCann but depth is always necessary.

IMO Greinke is on the cusp of bringing back three talented players, but I think he needs a piece added to the deal to get all three of them to be impact players in the next two years.

Suh Girls One Cup
3 years 1 month ago

David Ross is one of the best backup catchers in the league, but admittedly, the Braves could use someone in the upper minors. JC Boscan doesn’t exactly pique my interest if/when the Braves need to bring someone up. Bethancourt is being groomed for the future, so I’m not entirely sure catcher would be a Braves asking piece.

They need a right-hander off the bench, either in the middle infield or the corner outfield. So that could be somewhere to look for a second piece coming to Atllanta.

Honestly, anything that brings Greinke to Atlanta that doesn’t involve both Teheran and Delgado, and I’m sure I’d be happy with it.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

Lucroy was just activated and Kotteras designated for assignment. So it looks like Maldando might be the backup going forward.

bravesfansince1990
3 years 1 month ago

I really hope you were joking(smoking) when you typed that half a year of Greinke and 1.5 years of Hart = 3 of the Braves top young pitchers. You can’t be serious..

Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

I think he meant one of those three and the other pieces.

James Smizek
3 years 1 month ago

Do you take me for a idiot? Ha. The ‘/’ represents one of them. They’re pretty equal in my mind. Teheran probably the most likely.

Sal Tarantino
3 years 1 month ago

why would we give up Maldonado when we just DFA Kottaras today?

James Smizek
3 years 1 month ago

I clearly wrote this before that news broke.

esasc4
3 years 1 month ago

jr graham pitched a 2 hitter 8 strikeouts with a 1.68 era today.

Billy
3 years 1 month ago

How about Tommy Hanson for Greinke straight up ?? 1) Greinke 2) Hudson 3) Sheets 4) Minor 5) Medlin maybe throw in Delgado for Corey Hart 2013 1) Prado LF 2) Simmons SS 3) Heyward CF 4) Hart RF 5) McCann C 6) Freeman 1B 7) Uggla 2B 8) Francisco 3B 9) Pitcher Greinke wants to be a Brave…we need an ace !! with Chippers $ off the books and not resigning Borne we can extend Greinke

YanksFanSince78
3 years 1 month ago

Isn’t the point to improve the rotation from a 1-5 aspect and not just upgrade one slot?

Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

I think Braves are ok on the back-end. Hudson’s good, Sheets is doing well for now, Delgado/Minor are perfectly fine 4/5 starters right now.

Just don’t let JJ pitch for the Braves again.

Billy
3 years 1 month ago

Actually I feel the point is to acquire an ace that can compete w/ other teams aces this year and maybe for years to come w/ an extension. Tim Hudson would be a great # 2. I feel this way because of the previous trade that fell thru of Dempster.

Jeff
3 years 1 month ago

That’s not a bad idea. Gives MIL three years of a potential ace and doesn’t overmortgage the future.

Billy
3 years 1 month ago

Hanson is only 25…but his velocity is down..his delivery is awkward and my grandmother can steal a base off of him. He is a good #3…but I don’t think he will ever be an ace of any staff

3 years 1 month ago

“The White Sox also appear to have considerable interest in Greinke”

I have considerable interest in Kate Upton, but I don’t really have anything to offer her. What are the White Sox going to give the Brewers for Greinke?

twitter_wiscsportstalk
3 years 1 month ago

There is really nothing of young value that I can see the Brewers benefiting from. It will probably take Leesman, Simon Castro, Tyler Saladino. That is pretty underwhelming and nothing that can help the Brewers right now.

the_show
3 years 1 month ago

Kenny Williams has been exploring three team trades among other options…clearly he knows what and what won’t get a deal done.

3 years 1 month ago

Yeah I read somewhere (probably here) that they might try to flip Gavin Floyd for some prospects in order to get him.

chi1313
3 years 1 month ago

If Kenny Williams wants Greinke, he’ll get Greinke. One way or another. What makes me skeptical about this is how much has been written about how interested the Sox are in acquiring him. They usually are pretty tighted lipped about trades so it wouldnt surprise me at all to learn that Greinke interest is a smokescreen for another starter that nobody ever saw coming (welcome back Mr. Buehrle)

sdsuphilip
3 years 1 month ago

no he won’t.

Jason_F
3 years 1 month ago

Surely, it will take a top 100 prospect plus to land Grienke…how many of those are in the White Sox system?

Hint: Addison Reed doesn’t count.

chi1313
3 years 1 month ago

Clearly you’re not familiar with the concept of a three team trade. And I’m not sure why you’re dismissing Reed as a prospect. Why wouldnt he count? Just because he’s on the major league roster doesnt make him older or disqualify him as a candidate to be included in trades. Remember, the sox did just acquire a closer in Brett Myers that would fill the hole if Reed was included in a deal.
So easy to jump on the notion that the sox have a bad farm system, last I checked at least 10 rookies have contributed on a first place team this year. Surprising that the worst farm system of all time could produce that amount of major league ready talent…

Jason_F
3 years 1 month ago

Is the three team trade the kind where you don’t have to give up anything of value to get one of the better starting pitchers in the game? I am not dismissing Reed as a prospect. Rather, I am dismissing him as the centerpiece in a deal for Grienke. Relievers who are closers from (almost) the get go, tend to get expensive very quickly in the arbitration process, making them a bad return in trade down the line. They also don’t provide nearly as much value as a position player or starter.

True or false? All but one of these rookies you speak of are relief pitchers.

The one that isn’t a relief pitcher, Jose Quintana, is an unheralded rookie who has been rocked in 3 of his past 5 starts. It is highly unlikely that he will be the centerpiece of a Grienke trade. Are you suggesting that the White Sox will be subtracting from the Major League roster in a trade? Are you really strengthening the team then? The idea that the White Sox have a terrible farm system isn’t simply a notion. People who evaluate farm systems for a living almost unanimously agree that the system is terrible.

chi1313
3 years 1 month ago

You’re dismissing one key point – Greinke is a rental. Yes, he’s truly an ace, but you’re only getting 10 starts from him then he’s going to the highest bidder in FA. There’s a reason it won’t take the greatest prospect package ever to get him. Josh Johnson? Felix Hernandez? Now those are guys who would demand a king’s ransom because they are under control beyond 2012. Greinke should go for ONE top prospect – something the sox could do – and a couple other 2nd tier guys.
False
Eduardo Escobar is decent position player who was highly ranked in the sox system and has done well in a utility role this year. Jordan Danks is an outfielder with speed and has been heralded as the top defensive outfielder in the entire system. Dylan Axelrod, while not great, is a starter on a major league club, and yes, Quintana, although he has regressed a bit (hard not to when your ERA is 2.0) the last couple of starts, I believe would be considered a commodity still. “rocked” in 3 of his last 5starts is dramatically overstated. So truly, there are only 4 rookie relievers (Reed, Jones, Santiago, Septimo).
Subtracting from the major league roster is fine – as long as the benefit Grienke brings is greater than the loss from the departing player. This is what general managers weigh when considering trades, if it doesnt improve the team, they wont do it. Not a difficult concept.
Finally, those people that make their living evaluating farm systems can be wrong every once in a while. The greatest evidence of this is….this year’s White Sox. As I mentioned before, when farm systems evaluations took place last year, and prior to the start of this year – every one of those rookies we’re included in the evaluation. Somehow, these evaluators failed to realize that they were capable of contributing to a first place major league club. They may not be the deepest farm system – but to call them terrible, or the worst in the league, is dead wrong, and I think next year’s evaluations will prove that.

Jason_F
3 years 1 month ago

If memory serves, the last two aces traded at the deadline as rental players were Cliff Lee in 2010 and CC Sabathia in 2008. Both netted top 50 prospects in Justin Smoak (#13 prior to 2010) and Matt LaPorta (#23 prior to 2008). A top prospect in the White Sox system simply isn’t anywhere near a top prospect in the game.
The three guys you mentioned that you claim as the non-relievers (other than Quintana, whom I acknowledged), Eduardo Escobar,
Jordan Danks &
Dylan Axelrod have combined for a total of -0.1 WAR. I wouldn’t exactly call that contributing. It is especially humorous that the best thing you can say about Axelrod is that he “is a starter on a major league club.” You call Escobar “decent” while he has produced an OPS that is barely over .500. As for Quintana, I think it is safe to say that 15 ER in 17 1/3 innings is getting rocked. I don’t know how you could explain that otherwise. 13 rookies have combined for a total of 2.3 WAR this season. Take away Quintana and Reed, that figure plummets to -0.1 WAR. You are clearly suffering from a bout with homerism and your team’s rookies are not contributing nearly as much as you think they are. The White Sox have a quality major league roster. That is why they are succeeding this season.

chi1313
3 years 1 month ago

right, a quality major league roster comprised of some of the worst farm system players in the league?

Jason_F
3 years 1 month ago

Upside is what other teams value in prospects. That is what the White Sox rookies and farm system lack. Can you honestly say that you think any of their rookies will be impact starting pitchers, major league regular position players or anything other than a reliever?

Jason_F
3 years 1 month ago

So, I guess he didn’t want him then, huh? It’s funny, all those reports that had Kenny Williams pushing so hard to acquire Grienke. I wonder what the holdup was…

Ausome7
3 years 1 month ago

Ur gonna have to get through verlander bud

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

Dude is from FL so Wren may be able to sign him to an extension.

3 years 1 month ago

However, the key word is “may”

Clay Chason
3 years 1 month ago

I know but I don’t think Wren ponies up unless he knows that Greinke will sign an extension. If that happens though, he is guaranteed not to be able to extend Bourn.

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

Not true at all, we have the money to make highly competitive offers to both, though the offers won’t set any records. WSH has said that they will go hard after Bourn, which is scary because they’ve been looking for a CF for awhile and they have the money to make a winning offer – not to mention Bourn has stated that he would like to play there. The thing you have to remember though is that we will still have other areas to address, including LF/3B (wherever Prado isn’t), bench, and bullpen.

Braves Fan 85
Braves Fan 85
3 years 1 month ago

I’ not so sure Bourn is going to be worth what everybody thinks, he’s obiously having a career year in a contract year, but look at his career stats neither avg or OBP are very good and now hes in his 30s…

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

We can make a competitive offer, but I don’t think we will make the winning offer to Bourn, if we sign Greinke. As I’ve said in another post, I don’t think we should pay Bourn what he will demand on the market b/c of this career year. We’re in agreement on that. Although I love what he brings to the team, I’d rather allocate that somewhere else especially if it means the possibility of signing Greinke.

gnats
3 years 1 month ago

If the Brewers want Profar or Perez, JD should pass.

twitter_wiscsportstalk
3 years 1 month ago

EVERYBODY wants Profar, but nobody is going to land him. I would take Greinke + Hart + Top 20 prospect to land Profar + Top 50 Prospect. No chance.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 1 month ago

Wow…..can Profar walk on water, feed a village off of 2 fish and rock the hippy look like JC did too?

gnats
3 years 1 month ago

It would be absolutely foolish – a fireable decision even – to trade away the #1 prospect in all of baseball for 3 months of Greinke.

vtadave
3 years 1 month ago

Agree.
Signed Wil Myers’ team.

dylanp5030
3 years 1 month ago

Or Dylan Bundy. Those three are interchangable at this point. Some scouts will even argue that Oscar Tavares is the best prospect in baseball right now. It’s very subjective.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 1 month ago

Don’t mistake what I said in saying that they should. Just making light of how he’s treated like a deity.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 1 month ago

If you feel that the Braves can honestly make a real post season run with Greinke then Perez shouldn’t stand in their way. Also, I see them having a very, very good chance at signing Grenike after the season. Who else is going to go after him that have the ability to blow the Braves out the water? I don’t see the Yanks, Sox or Phillies doing it.

melonis_rex
3 years 1 month ago

(Perez is a Rangers prospect, but sub out Braves and put in Rangers and your point still stands).