Found July 11, 2012 on
Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels
STOP THE PRESSES! According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Angels fully intend to make a serious bid. Seriously, for serious.
That is what the report says, anyway. The problem with the report is that it ignores some of the basic limitations of the Angels organziation which make this rumor a bit difficult to swallow.
The report is at least half right in that I am sure the Angels would love to add Zack Greinke to their rotation. That's because every single team in baseball would love to have him on their roster. It is the other half of the rumor that proves problematic.
Zack Greinke is a big ticket item and big ticket items are always very costly. After signing Pujols in the off-season, everyone assumes the Halos are the new Yankees and will pay whatever monetary amount they have to in order to win. But all the rumors about the Angels prior to this Greinke report suggest that is not the case. For the last few weeks, word out of Anaheim was that the Halos were likel...
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If the Brewers decide to make Zack Greinke available before the trade deadline, the Angels might be one of the teams interested.
A couple days ago in these pages, I looked at what sort of trade package, in terms of prospects, might be necessary for a team trying to acquire either Zack Greinke or Cole Hamels before the July 31st deadline. Specifically, I looked at what other front-line starters had yielded for their respective teams in recent years — using John Sickels’ prospect grades as a rough guide...
The future of right handed pitcher Zack Greinke is still unknown. The Brewers would like to keep him long-term, but if they're unable to sign him to a multi-year contract and if the Brewers become seller, they will probably deal him.
Yesterday, we learned that the Angels, Rangers, Orioles and Braves are among the teams interested in Greinke, and according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports...
With the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies 6.0 and 10.0 games out, respectively, of the second wild-card spot in the National League, it’s probable that one or both teams will trade their front-line, free-agent-to-be starters — i.e. Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels — before the July 31st trade deadline.
“What might either be worth in terms of a trade?” is a question...
It's not exactly the way most would have assumed the NL Central would play out, but when the All-Star break arrived, last year's title-winning Brewers were eight games back and the eternally struggling Pirates stood alone in front. Of course, there's plenty of time left in the season, and even last year, Pittsburgh threatened to push the division contenders before falling...
By MATT BECKER,
STATS Senior WriterThe Pittsburgh Pirates exit the All-Star break in first place for the first time in 15 years.It's been significantly longer since the last time a pitcher started three consecutive major league games, something Milwaukee's Zack Greinke will achieve in the Brewers' second-half opener.The Pirates look to continue their march toward a division...
The Pittsburgh Pirates exit the All-Star break in first place for the first time in 15 years.
It's been significantly longer since the last time a pitcher started three consecutive major league games, something Milwaukee's Zack Greinke will achieve in the Brewers' second-half opener.
The Pirates look to continue their march toward a division title Friday night when...
The July 11th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
The July 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles ...
Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites to acquire Ryan Dempster according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. The Dodgers and Cubs have been discussing a deal for either Dempster or Matt Garza and even though the Dodgers have money to spend, the Cubs would rather get good prospects in return. Heyman adds that the...
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says scouts of six contending teams were watching the Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke face the Astros (Saturday), but they didn’t get to see much since Greinke was ejected two batters into the game.
The six teams that were listed as having a scout present was the Orioles, Rangers, Braves, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays and the San Francisco Giants...
What do Zack Greinke, James McDonald, Johnny Cueto, Madison Bumgarner, and Ryan Dempster all have in common? They all should have been pitching in Kansas City last night.
Every year there are players that have a legitimate gripe for not being chosen to the Mid-Summer Classic. However, this season some pitchers have a better case than others.
A total of 28 pitchers (2 DL) were chosen...
The Pirates open a three-game series in Milwaukee on Friday night. Right-hander James McDonald will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Brewers will toss righty Zack Greinke.
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
The National League's Cy Young race is dominated by one pitcher, with a host of others filling out the rest...