Zack Greinke will be traded according to Brewers GM

By Tim Kelly-Host, Owner and Founder for The Real Sports Talk Network

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In his time as Brewers General Manager, Doug Melvin has made some huge deadline pickups. The biggest one was picking up CC Sabathia in 2008 to help propel the Brew Crew to reach the playoffs for the first time since they had made the transition to the National League.

This year however, Melvin may hold the key to propelling another team to the playoffs, or even the World Series. We now know that he holds this key because after a putrid road trip, that saw the Brewers get swept twice, Melvin has announced that Greinke will be dealt before the deadline. This is according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, who spoke with Melvin today. Melvin had the following statement about how hard it would be to move on from the former Cy Young winner. “There are so many good things about him, it’s going to be difficult when we trade him,” Melvin said.

But after reports that Greinke turned down a 100 million dollar plus extension from the Brewers, it was really less of a matter of would Greinke get dealt, and more of a matter of when and who to. According to a collection of sources some teams that have show interest in Greinke are the White Sox, Oriorles, Rangers, Braves, and Angels, and with the deadline approaching and Cole Hamels staying in Philly and Ryan Dempster appearing to be almost dictating that he gets traded to the Dodgers, the list of teams after Greinke will grow.

In his second full season in Milwaukee, Greinke has been 9-3 with a 2.44 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Greinke is very likely to be traded in the next few days, rather than making another start, because his value has likely reached his peak after a seven inning, one run performance in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Zack Greinke’s great performance Tuesday in Philadelphia, was likely his last start as a Brewer.

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