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RED SOX ACQUIRE: SP Zack Greinke.
The Red Sox have the payroll space to accommodate Greinke's demands, and they pull the trigger. Greinke may not do well in a big city, but he is worth the risk for the Sox.
Added to a rotation with stars like Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, Greinke would give the Sox another reason they'd run rampant in the AL East.
BREWERS ACQUIRE: SS Jose Iglesias, 3B Garin Cecchini, OF Brandon Jacobs and 1B Lars Anderson.
The Brewers acquire four pieces for Greinke, which all could be cornerstones of the future in Milwaukee.
They acquire Iglesias who may only be in Boston until the Aruba-native Xavier Bogaerts arrives. Iglesias would fit nicely in Milwaukee's everyday lineup. They also acquire third baseman Garin Cecchini who is blocked by Youkilis and young power bat Will Middlebrooks.
He could learn under Aramis Ramirez until his deal runs out or Cecchini proves to be better. The last two prospects are solid throw-ins, and they are capable of being contributors.
Jacobs is a good outfielder and hits for average and power. Lars Anderson has been the forgotten man in Boston now that Adrian Gonzalez has locked it down. He could compete with Gamel or take over next year.