With Zack Greinke only two seasons away from free agency, it was obvious that the Royals would have to deal their ace pitcher. The 27-year-old righty would inevitably command a massive salary that Kansas City could not afford to match, and the Royals hoped to acquire a package of elite prospects rather than risk losing Greinke for nothing.
Following this weekend's trade of Greinke to Milwaukee for four of the organization's top 10 prospects, many questions were answered but even more were raised.
How will the Yankees address their pitching woes after failing to acquire Cliff Lee or Greinke? Are the Brewers a legitimate World Series contender? And with Greinke off the market, who will be the next superstar to be dealt?
Read on as we examine the 10 most likely trade targets and determine the likelihood of each deal.