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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: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

i wouldnt want him on any of those teams   he has deppression problems and he couldnt handle any big market teams   give him to the oriols or the jays

Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 9:52 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

KC really needs to move Zack but Dayton Moore is asking too much for him. In two years they won't be able to afford him and KC will end up with nothing. The Royals need to be more flexible in what they want in return and get it done. The way I look at the team is they are 3 or 4 years away from a possible playoff berth.  Just my thoughts.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 8:14 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

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

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2010 8:03 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

I 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.

Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2010 7:33 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

even so he is a good pitcher. but all good pitchers can't take the heat when it counts like in boston or new york. besides the red sox don't need him at all. as we have a good starting five already. and we already improve our team so far in two major moves.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:50 pm

Teams on Greinke's no-trade clause revealed

Very interesting. You knew New York and Boston would probably be on there but he apparently doesn't want to go to a big market ANYWHERE. Grienke seems like a guy that loves playing baseball but doesn't like being a "baseball player" and all the attention and responsibilities that go along with it. Can't fault him though. The kid confronted his issues and proved he can pitch with the best of them. I just wonder where he'll end up now, given the parameters of his no-trade clause and the amount of top prospects it will take to acquire him.

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