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Zach Greinke will have to wait his turn until Cliff Lee makes his monumental decision. I can only imagine how often he checks the wire to see when Lee is officially off the market.
Greinke is an interesting case and in my mind may even be a better investment than Cliff Lee. No one can ignore his talent and dominating stuff. Don't forget he is only 27 and has more tread left on his tires than Lee. Greinke also has one of those awards really good pitchers get I think.
Seriously though, a lot of teams will make a run at him after the Cliff Lee saga ends. That includes the teams that lose out on Lee such as the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers as well as the Nationals, Angels, Jays and Brewers. Just remember Greinke has a no-trade. I'm interested to see who might be on it
Obviously the Royals will be asking for quite a package and rightly so. They are reportedly looking for help "up the middle" at SS, 2B and CF as well as high level pitching prospects. I can't imagine a G.M. scoffing at many of the offers the Royals could throw out. How often do you have a chance to get a legitimate #1 starter on your team? Please remember prospects are just that. This guy is the real deal.
I have a feeling he may just end up in a Brewers' uniform.