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Zack Greinke will be one of the most prized trade targets as the July 31 deadline approaches. The Brewers being in fourth place in the NL Central, eight games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates, means that Milwaukee will be a seller this month. Considering this is the last year on Greinke's contract and extension talks haven't progressed, the team wants to get something for him.
Among the teams interested in the former Cy Young winner are the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves. The Rangers are looking to return to the World Series and want to bolster their rotation by adding either Greinke or Cole Hamels. In fact, the Brewers sent a scout earlier this week to watch the Frisco RoughRiders, the AA affiliate of the Rangers, meaning Texas could be the front-runner.
The Braves are also reportedly interested, though a contract extension may have to be worked out in advance. More teams will surface as we get closer to the deadline, and Greinke will be on a contending team come August.
Prediction: Traded to Atlanta Braves