But with only a half of the season left to play, chances are that Greinke will test the free-agent waters. Unless, the Brewers can find a way to make him stay. Owner Mark Attanasio and GM Doug Melvin will have to be innovative. They'll be forced to think outside the box and dig deep into their creative minds. The Brewers will need to cater to Greinke's needs.
Some fans will think that Greinke doesn't deserve this special treatment, but those same fans don't realize the importance of having Greinke remain in Milwaukee. Greinke is essential to the Brewers' future, maybe more than some realize. Milwaukee should spare no expenses in attempting to bring him back.
Here are 10 creative ways the Brewers can convince Zack Greinke to re-sign long-term.