Found July 31, 2012 on
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It’s not yet time to close the books on the Zack Greinke trade of a year and a half ago. That day won’t come for a long time.
But now is a great time to check the bottom line, to begin to gauge who is coming out better on the trade – the Royals or Brewers.
It will be years before we can judge just what the Royals let get away in Greinke, what they got in return in Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress, and what the Brewers got in trading away Greinke on Sunday. But we can take a first look now that Greinke’s time in Milwaukee is finished.
By one standard, the Brewers came away from the trade as the decided victors. After all, they did reach the NL Championship series with Greinke, while the Royals haven’t sniffed the playoffs in a generation. After all, in the end, you play to win the World Series. The Brewers did what they could to make a run at it.
But taking a bit more of a long-term perspective, the balance tips currently in favor of the Royals.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As debuts go, Zack Greinke's wasn't bad.
The Angels' new starting pitcher put his team in position to win, which is virtually all you can ask. He pitched deep into the game, survived a few potential trouble spots and gave every indication he's going to be exactly what the Angels are hoping for as they approach the final two months of the regular...
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin moved quickly to trade right-hander Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels, once the team fell out of contention in the NL Central and it became evident Greinke would not sign a contract extension that suited the Brewers. In exchange for Greinke, the Brewers received three of the Angels' top prospects -- shortstop Jean Segura and...
On Friday night, the Angels landed the big prize of this trade deadline season, acquiring Zack Greinke from Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg. Given all that the Angels have invested in their current club, pushing the team forward with another big upgrade makes sense on paper. In fact, given that they’ve cut the Rangers lead...
MILWAUKEE With Zack Greinke's place atop the heap of the Milwaukee rotation left gapingly open after the team traded him to the Angels last Friday, the Brewers' pitching staff has taken on a decidedly different look.
Enter the youth movement as hopes shift from a playoff run in 2012 to getting back on track in 2013.
Greinke's open spot in the pitching order coupled...
Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh after...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Zack Greinke was outpitched by Jeremy Hellickson in his Los Angeles Angels' debut, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday.
Obtained Friday from Milwaukee, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight. Greinke (0-1) gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild...
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• A potential Cliff Lee deal, some really interesting stuff about that.
• Other possible trades, some mega-wise stuff about that.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Tampa Bay at Los Angeles AL, 15:35 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Tampa Bay at Los Angeles AL, 15:35 ET
Regarding What the People Want
What the people want — mostly owing to the unstoppable force that is human...
The odds seem stacked against the Atlanta Braves' wishes of acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher by Tuesday 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster prefers to be dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke went to the Los Angeles Angels and the Miami Marlins only seem willing to trade Josh Johnson within the National League East for a steep asking...
The MLB trade deadline has passed and the winners and losers of this year are quite obvious. There are several teams that made some significant trades that increased their odds of winning the World Series, while others are clearly the losers of this year’s trade market.
Here is a look at this year’s MLB trade deadline winners and losers.