List of inquiring minds about Greinke growing

Bob Elliott, the distinguished Toronto Sun columnist, has added to the Zack Greinke rumor fuel by saying the Blue Jays had inquired about the Royals’ right-hander a month or so ago. Boxer Bob adds that other teams who have inquired include the Twins, Rangers, Braves, Reds, Mariners and Nationals. We’re guessing that there are several more on the “inquired” list.

Inquiring and putting proposals on the table are two entirely different things and there’s been no indication that Kansas City is seriously considering any offer right now.

The report that the Royals won’t trade Greinke within the AL Central just isn’t true. They’d rather not, of course. As GM Dayton Moore put it the other day: “If you get the type of deal that’s necessary to improve your team, you don’t worry a whole lot about that. I don’t say you don’t consider it because you do. Everything being equal, you’d love to get him out of the division and out of the league.”

But if the Twins bundle up a rich package laden with top prospects and it’s the right deal, those who know Moore know that the in-division factor won’t stop him.

–Dick Kaegel.

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I think Zach Greinke would go to the Nationals if the Nats could get Justin Upton in a trade. And would make the NL East not just about the Phillies and Mets. Having Greinke and Strasberg as your 1,2 pitchers would make them much more competive and Upton would bring speed.

As a Canadian and Blue Jays fan, I’ve definitely noticed that players on the Jays seem to get way less attention than players on American teams. This applies all across major sports. It’s amazing how a player in one of the biggest cities in North America – Toronto – can get less attention than a player from FAR smaller US cities like Cleveland or Milwaukee.

Along this line of thought, I found it odd that in the tags for this post, even though Toronto was one of the teams said to have inquired about Greinke, and even though the cited journalist was a Toronto based journalist who specializes in covering the Jays, the Jays were the one and only team or factor that wasn’t tagged in this post. I suspect this was an honest mistake. But as for the general trend, it’s like “hello, Americans, there is a world beyond your borders”. Toronto is bigger than every American city but NYC, LA and Chicago.

As a Canadian and Blue Jays fan, I’ve definitely noticed that players on the Jays seem to get way less attention than players on American teams. This applies all across major sports. It’s amazing how a player in one of the biggest cities in North America – Toronto – can get less attention than a player from FAR smaller US cities like Cleveland or Milwaukee.

Along this line of thought, I found it odd that in the tags for this post, even though Toronto was one of the teams said to have inquired about Greinke, and even though the cited journalist was a Toronto based journalist who specializes in covering the Jays, the Jays were the one and only team or factor that wasn’t tagged in this post. I suspect this was an honest mistake. But as for the general trend, it’s like “hello, Americans, there is a world beyond your borders”. Toronto is bigger than every American city but NYC, LA and Chicago.

To ver442: You noted everything is about the Phillies and Mets in the NL East. Everything in the NL East should be about the PHILLIES—until another team proves otherwise. As for the Mets——-are they still in the league? They don’t even approach the radar screen when discussing contenders.

Now that the Sox have Crawford and Gonzalos, the Yankees will need more that Lee to win the division.
1st thing they need to do is trade for Greinke, Chamberlan and Nova should do it, throw in a prospect if needed. Chamberlan is done and Nova is young enough to be expendable. Greinke has 2 yrs at about 13.5 per yr left.
CC
Lee
Pettite
Greinke
Hughes
This is the only rotation that can get them the division and should give Lee a little enticement.
Next they need to do is resign Kerry Wood, he’s a good set up for Mo and a good backup when he goes down for a few weeks during the season.

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