Found July 02, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
There are two top-notch, front of the line starting pitchers on the trade market this July: Zack Greinke of the Brewers, and Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Neither the Brewers or the Phillies are in much of a spot to contend this year. The Brewers are seven out in the NL Central and six games under .500, while the Phillies are somehow worse, checking in at 11 games out in the NL East and nine games under .500. It doesn't look like either team has much of a prayer at contending over the final three months of the season, and they'll both look to shop their soon-to-be free agent aces. Hamels and Greinke will both turn 29 years old, and while Hamels has the premium factor of being a lefty, Greinke has the premium factor of being...well...better. Greinke won the AL Cy Young award in 2009 with the Royals, and has a pair of five win seasons under his belt (while also finishing at 4.9 once, and he's well on the way to another this season, logging in at 3.6 fWAR in the fi...
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