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Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 11:50 pm
Greinke Some details of Zack Greinke's no-trade clause became clearer Thursday when FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi revealed that the Yankees, Red Sox and Nationals are on the no-trade list.

There are 15 such teams that are on the list and while all are not known, you can cross off the Rangers, Angels and Tigers as teams on the list.

While being on a no-trade list is certainly cause for some pessimism, it is thought that Greinke would not block any trade that deals him to a winner. He may choose to request an extension from one of the said teams, however, to waive the clause.

Greinke has two years and $27 million left on his deal. The Royals have him on the trade block and are expected to move him now that Cliff Lee is no longer a free agent, with both the Yankees and Rangers whiffing on Lee's services.

Both teams, however, reportedly don't have the pieces K.C. is seeking in a deal, while Washington and Toronto are better fits.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 8:42 am
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Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:14 am

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

You are right...60-67 isn't all that impressive he had been pitching for the Yanks or Bosox while receiving run support. He plays in KANSAS CITY, and I don't know if you follow baseball much but we don't exactly have murders row backing him up. Zach has lost several 1-0, 2-1, and similar outcomes in games because the Royals have not had much punch over the last several years.
Two years ago he was untouchable with the exception of 1 game. He is a bonafide ace.....that's why he is the hottest commodity right now. I don't feel like taking the time tolook up the stats, but if you are feeling up to learning something then take the time to research who has had more run support over the last 3 years between Halladay & money is on Halladay

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 1:16 am

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

does this mean that if he ever plays in NY or boston, he is gonna freak out? i think when someone falls under pressure for being in the limelight, it shouldnt be called freak out, it should be greink out. seriously, this guys is a great talent, but he needs to grow up. cant deal with the heat, dont just stay out of the oven, get the hell out of the kitchen. good thing he is with kc and never has to deal with any kind of playoff pressures. i understand why someone would want him, but i also have to think that any gm is gonna be weary of him and his delicate feelings.

Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:06 am

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

Hey, the Phillies aren't on Grienke's no-way list?  Great, come on over Zack!

I know this was a joke but you did read the article right, The Phillies might be on it but they only know a few out of the 15 teams that are on it and a few that are not.

Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:03 am

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

"He would be a bona-fide #1 starter in Toronto"

Since when has a pitcher that is 10-14 with above 4 era a bonafide #1 starter. I hope the Yankees get him because they will have to pay him big bucks and he has had 1 very good year.

He is 60-67 in his Career, I mean really since when is that a Bonafide ACE. Halladay was a Bonafide ace, not this guy, He has been in the League long enough and a 60-67 record in the AL central is not impressive.

Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:56 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

am not surprised in the least to see that New York and Boston are on his no-trade list.  He has shown repeatedly in his actions that he is not a fan of the "bright lights, big city" teams or their overzealous media.  As a Blue Jays fan it gives me hope that we will still be able to trade for him but the more I look at the cost in terms of prospects the less willing I am to see that deal go through.  He would be a bona-fide #1 starter in Toronto but he would have to face the Yankees, Rays and BoSox multiple times.  Pitching in the AL East is not like pitching in the AL Central.

So what your saying is your happy that he doesnt think he can handle the pressure of a Boston or NY, what happens if say your team gets him and he ends up in the playoffs where every team tries to be. What makes you think the pressure will not get to him then. I would take him on the sox and I think he could be great its just the logic you give that makes me laugh.

He probably has those teams on his no trade lists because they spend alot of money and if he gets traded there he has leverage to get paid.  If there not on the list he does not have leverage. I would want it there too if I was his agent.

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:50 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

Yeah, that will make him feel like a loser, being the 5th starter, great idea, more fire for his depression.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:47 pm

Talented: below the neck

Grienike is among the most talented players in baseball......below the neck.  Unfortunately, to be a great athlete you have to excel in both parts of your body.  Any baseball player in the world who does not want to play for the Yankees or Red Sox does not really have what it takes in the gut to be a highly competitive player.  If he can't take the pressure of the regular season with a real contender then what will he do in a playoff or World Series situation?  There have been athletes like him before and there will be many more after him who just can't handle the big games.  I will still draft him for my fantasy baseball team because he puts up great stats during the regular season and never has to worry about pitching in the post-season.  Too bad.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:33 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

If he wants to remain anonymous then Toronto is the ideal fit. No one will bother him if he is walking down the street or having dinner.  Baseball in Toronto is nowhere near what it was in the 80s to mid-90s. The strike made sure of that.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 10:23 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

How about Cincinnati?  Greinke for Volquez or Cueto along with a position player like the 1B guy behind Votto?

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