Found July 24, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Milwaukee Brewers (44-51) at Philadelphia Phillies (42-54) Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57) vs. Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Mostly Sunny, 92 Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phightin’ Phillies are coming off back-to-back dramatic wins.  Could this be the return of the old Phillies?  The energy in the ninth inning of last night’s game was electric, and the Phillies need to carry that momentum forward.  If they keep playing like that, they can slowly find their way back into wild card contention.  But for now, they can only take one game at a time.  Next up is Cliff Lee and Zack Greinke. Greinke has been in the conversation of trade talks recently.  Greinke hasn’t pitched since July 13 because of his struggles during the month of July.  The Brewers decided to give Greinke extra rest,believing he will dominate like he had earlier in the season.  Expect a lot of strikeouts for Greinke; he averages 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The Phillies’ offe...

Brewers' lost weekend could hasten departure of Greinke, others

With the Milwauke Brewers getting swept over the weekend in Cincinnati and falling 10 1/2 games out in the NL Central race, speculation about possible trades is certain to pick up. The Brewers had told interested parties they wanted to wait to see how things went in the first nine games coming out of the All-Star break, but after going 2-1 against both the Pittsburgh Pirates and...

Martin Maldonado Literally Fell Asleep and Cliff Lee Picked him Off 3rd

Wow. OK, not literally but...Brewer Martin Maldonado had a fail of epic proportions while standing 2 feet off third base last night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Cliff Lee throws to Ty Wigginton... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Boston Red Sox in on Zack Greinke?

With the Milwaukee Brewers falling fast in the National League Central race, they have become sellers as the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline approaches. There biggest piece is former Cy-Young winner Zack Grienke who is unlikely to sign a long-term extension with the team. Seems the Boston Red Sox with all their pitching woes could be a player in the chase for his services. Greinke...

Report: Brewers GM says Greinke will be traded

The Milwaukee Brewers eliminated any uncertainty regarding their intentions for pitcher Zack Greinke when general manager Doug Melvin stated that Greinke will be traded before Tuesday's trading deadline, USA Today reported Thursday. Making it public that a team intends to trade a player is rare, because it tends to hurt their negotiating power with potential trade partners...

Greinke ups value in strong return

Apparently, Zack Greinke is healthy. Now it gets interesting. After a 10-day layoff -- reason: battery recharge -- Greinke demonstrated his health to every interested general manager and scout with a command performance Tuesday night. He allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in Philadelphia; he struck out five, walked no one and hit a home run -- off Cliff Lee -- for...

Victorino, Greinke Being Scouted Tonight; Pence, Polanco also in Trade Talks

Shane Victorino and starting pitcher Zack Greinke are among the few being scouted tonight, Jim Salisbury reports. Victorino is the talk of most trade situations that could happen for the Phillies before the trade deadline. He's not alone, there have also been rumors of dealing away Pence or Polanco. Zack Greinke has found himself in a very Ryan Dempster-esque situation. He...

Brewers' GM Melvin: Zack Greinke Will Be Traded

Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed to USA Today that the Brewers will indeed trade Greinke before the trade deadline. The Brewers are in the midst of a disappointing season and are looking to sell after being swept by both the Cincinnati reds and Philadelphia Phillies. Greinke and the Brewers have not had contract negotiations since Spring Training and he informed...

What You Need to Know: Wednesday, July 25 by Daniel Rathman

The Tuesday Takeaway All eyes, from fans’ to scouts’, were on Zack Greinke when the Brewers ace took the mound last night at Citizens Bank Park. His team had lost four straight and was seven games under .500 coming into the second game of the series in Philadelphia, but Greinke was pitching less for the Brewers of today and more for the Brewers of tomorrow. Apparently felled...

Questions remain if Phils will deal Lee

Now that Cole Hamels has an extension in Philadelphia and Hanley Ramirez is a Dodger, the baseball industry has latched onto the latest trade deadline fascination. Will the Phillies trade Cliff Lee -- again? Four general managers of other clubs told Wednesday that Lee is not yet formally available, but other executives expect Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. will consider...

White Sox could make bold move

At the height of trading season, teams often send confusing messages, making it difficult to decipher their intentions. That said, the Chicago White Sox will be a team to watch in the next week, with the non-waiver deadline approaching at 4 p.m. ET July 31. White Sox general manager Ken Williams already has acquired third baseman Kevin Youkilis and right-handed reliever Brett Myers...

Braves on to Plan B after Dempster trade falters

The Atlanta Braves missed out on Ryan Dempster and may look to Zack Greinke to fill the void.

Brewers will be active as deadline nears

The Milwaukee Brewers held out as long as they could. They focused talk on getting back into the NL Central race instead of becoming sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. They spoke of high hopes and soon-to-be-realized potential. But on Wednesday, as the Brewers boarded a plane back to Milwaukee having lost six straight games on the road their longest losing streak of the season...
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