Zack Greinke To Brewers: Will It Happen?

Boris YovchevCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  American League All-Star Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I heard rumors today that the Milwaukee Brewers have reached an agreement with the Kansas City Royals to acquire the rights of Zack Greinke and unknown minor leaguers for the rights of JJ Hardy, Manny Parra, Mat Gamel, and Angel Salome.

I looked at every Brewers news source I could think of, but there are no official news or rumors related to this move.

If the trade indeed proves to be more than a speculation here are the numbers for each player for the 2009 season in their respective league.

  • Zack Greinke – Starting Pitcher, Kansas City Royals
  • ERA: 2.16
  • Wins: 16
  • Losses: 8
  • Innings Pitched: 229.1
  • K: 242
  • Walks: 51
  • WHIP: 1.07
  • Manna Parra – Starting Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers
  • ERA: 6.36
  • Wins: 11
  • Losses: 11
  • Innings Pitched: 140
  • K: 116
  • Walks: 77
  • WHIP: 1.83
  • JJ Hardy – Shortstop, Milwaukee Brewers
  • AB: 414
  • AVG: .229
  • OBP: .302
  • HR: 11
  • RBI: 47
  • BB: 43
  • K: 85
  • Runs: 53
  • SB: 0
  • Mat Gamel – Third Baseman, Milwaukee Brewers
  • AB: 128
  • AVG: .242
  • OBP: .338
  • HR: 5
  • RBI: 20
  • BB: 18
  • K: 54
  • Runs: 11
  • SB: 1
  • Mat Gamel – Third Baseman, Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers affiliate)
  • AB: 273
  • AVG: .278
  • OBP: .367
  • HR: 11
  • RBI: 48
  • BB: 38
  • K: 89
  • Runs: 42
  • SB: 1
  • Angel Salome – Catcher, Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers affiliate)
  • AB: 283
  • AVG: .286
  • OBP: .334
  • HR: 6
  • RBI: 44
  • BB: 22
  • K: 55
  • Runs: 32
  • SB: 0
I am interested in hearing everyone's thoughts on this rumored trade. I was in the midst of writing a column about trades when I received the news that this trade could already have been finalized.  
I imagine that Greinke would change the complexity of the entire off-season. I also imagine that there will be very high expectations for the 2010 season with Greinke and Gallardo on the mound and Braun and Fielder at the plate.
It remains to be seen whether the rumors are really true...

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