The Atlanta Braves have a ton of interest in Milwaukee Brewers ace Zack Greinke, and the club has reportedly sent one of the top scouts to watch him pitch tonight. Greinke, who entered the night with a record of 9-2 and ERA of 2.82, is undoubtably the best pitching target available on the trade market.
The Braves have been resistant to deal their young pitchers in recent years, but general manager Frank Wren may be softening his stance on the no-trade policy. Here is the latest on the Greinke rumor mill.
To add to reports of #Braves scouting Greinke. They have definite interest. And as I reported Sat., they are willing to trade young arms.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 3, 2012
The young arms Rosenthal mentions would presumably be Randall Delgado, Mike Minor and Julio Teheran. The Brewers have stated they would prefer prospects ready for the Major Leagues instead of guys a few years away, so there definitely appears to be a fit between the two clubs.
Nothing is imminent at this point, but the Braves are really taking an interest in Greinke. Atlanta typically tends to try and keep things close to the vest when trying to acquire a player, but that hasn't been the case in recent weeks.
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