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MLB Trade Rumors: Analyzing Zack Greinke's Most Likely Destination

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 27: Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 27, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Kathleen SoCorrespondent IIJuly 3, 2012

Zack Greinke is an attractive trade prospect from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-2 record and a 3.08 ERA. After playing with the Brewers last season and the beginning of this season, Greinke is back on the market and looking for a new start on a different team.

The city that’s really caught his eye? Atlanta, GA.

And it seems like the Braves are looking right back at Greinke. According to Jon Heyman from CBSSports.com, “the Braves have scouted Greinke and are considering a run at the free-agent-to-be star right hander.”

The Braves haven’t had a stellar season so far, and Greinke is likely looking for a winning team to help lead into the playoffs. But the seasoned right handed pitcher might be just what the Braves need to boost their play and become more viable contenders in the NL East.

Ben Nicholson-Smith from mlbtraderumors.com said that Greinke will be perhaps one of the best pitchers in free agency at the end of this season.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Braves are willing to trade young arms for Greinke. Regardless of how much they can offer him, the Braves are open to playing all their options to acquire Greinke.

But could Greinke end up staying put in Milwaukee?

Probably not. It doesn’t seem likely that Greinke will stick with the Brewers. According to Adam McCalvy from MLB.com,

“The Brewers were in direct talks with Greinke about an extension, but those discussions cooled when Matt Caiin signed a $127.5 million extension with the Giants on the same day Greinke re-hired agent Casey Close.”

It looks like there’s a good chance Greinke is headed to the Braves after free agency. And here’s to hoping he can turn the team around.

We’ll see you in Atlanta, Zack.

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