If you're just waking up Sunday morning then get ready for the news -- Zack Greinke was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Kansas City Royals pulled the trigger on a late that was reported on Saturday night.
In the deal, the Royals are reportedly acquiring Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain, shortstop Alcides Escobar and pitching prospects Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress for the 27-year-old Greinke, 10-14 with a 4.17 ERA in 2010 after winning the 2009 Cy Young.
There's a report that Yuniesky Betancourt is involved.
Reactions to the trade? It's mostly....eh. Here's what SB Nation's Royals Revie has to say:
I don't like the trade. Dayton seems to just trying to trade for pieces to fill in his needs (see Allard Baird and the Beltran trade). I would have been nice to have gotten Gamel which the Brewers sent to Toronto.
Trading to fill a need has logic but hen you're dealing your best trade chip I think you should focus on best return-- not need.