MILWAUKEE As the baseball world swirled for weeks with trade rumors involving Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke, the Brewers' clubhouse remained relatively mum in regard to one of the trade deadline's most discussed commodities.
But on Thursday, it was clear that dynamic has changed. A television in the clubhouse prominently featured two analysts discussing potential trade destinations for the Brewers ace as his teammates looked on.
Most of all, however, it was a statement from general manager Doug Melvin that seemed to give Greinke's teammates the realization that their ace is indeed on his way out of town.
"We're taking phone calls," Melvin told WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee on Thursday morning. "We've been working here. I'm in the office in the war room already. It's a busy week. At this point, we have to listen to opportunities to improve the ballclub for the future and still try to win ballgames now."
The sheer honesty of Melvin's statement surprised catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who ...