Rosenthal’s Full Count: Greinke, Dodgers, Pirates

Here's the latest from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, via his Full Count video

  • The Dodgers did not try to acquire Zack Greinke before the trade deadline, but expect them to pursue him as a free agent this winter. They won't shy away from the best starter available despite concerns about his ability to pitch in a big market.
  • The Brewers spent roughly $180MM less on Aramis Ramirez than the Tigers spent on Prince Fielder, but Ramirez has provided similar production. The 34-year-old is hitting .299/.363/.536 with 25 homers and an NL-best 47 doubles.
  • Few in baseball will be surprised if changes are made to the Pirates front office given the club's second half slide and recent reports of Navy SEALS type training for their top prospects.
  • The Braves tried to acquire Greg Dobbs at the deadline, but the Marlins declined because they felt his presence was too important to the clubhouse. That was after the Hanley Ramirez trade, suggesting that other clubhouse issues exist.

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6 Comments on "Rosenthal’s Full Count: Greinke, Dodgers, Pirates"

2 years 11 months ago

Idk if it necessarily means there were other issues, could just be they liked him being a mentor for the younger guys

2 years 11 months ago

Grienke would put the Dodgers way over the L-Tax. He will be an Angel, Brewer or Cub IMO.

2 years 11 months ago

Brewers don’t have the money and the Cubs don’t have the need for a top of the rotation guy when virtually all of the roster needs upgrading. Besides, neither needs Greinke to go “over the top.” I haven’t heard a single mention of “if we had Greinke” during the Brewers second half run. Fans and the team have moved on.

2 years 11 months ago

I’ve been saying “what if we hadn’t had Wolf?”

2 years 11 months ago

The Brewers have the money. They don’t need the player. Let Boston or New York make another terrible contract, they both lead baseball in terrible contracts in the past decade……they don’t know how to spend money.

2 years 11 months ago

As Stan Kasten has said before The luxury tax is something they havent even thought about.Their only concern is putting the best product on the field.