MILWAUKEE Imagine for one moment that it's July 26 the trade deadline closing in and you're standing next to Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. He's on the phone with Anaheim general manager Jerry DiPoto discussing a potential trade that will send Brewers ace Zack Greinke to the Angels for three prospects, including shortstop Jean Segura.
He hangs up the phone, turns to you, and asks what you think of the trade. Should the Brewers trade Zack Greinke?
Of course, unlike Melvin, you know the twists and turns of the season's script. You know that after the Brewers trade Zack Greinke, the team will go 32-18, skyrocket themselves back into the wild-card picture as one of baseball's hottest teams all with the backbone of an impressive young rotation. Plus, Segura seems to look like the real deal.
But you also know how good Greinke was in Milwaukee. After all, his final start was a seven-inning, classic Greinke gem in which he gave up just three hits and one earned run. ...