ESPN's Buster Olney says some GMs around the league believe the Kansas City Royals will trade Zack Greinke this winter. The trade rumors come from a lot of places -- Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox -- and now there's a new name to add.
The Nationals inquired on Greinke, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.
Of course a phone call and actual interest are two different things. The Nationals are also in on Cliff Lee reportedly set to offer him a large contract. MLB's Winter Meetings are currently in day two. The first day focused more on the Blue Jays interest -- or lack of interest.
The Royals asking price on Greinke is reportedly "off the charts" so any team that wants him will really have to make a commitment. Will it be the Nationals? Rangers? Seems like anyone's in play at this point.
Olney writes on Tuesday that keeping Greinke may not be a risk the Royals want to make.
If the Royals keep Greinke into the 2011 season and his ERA again hovers near 4.00, he will lose the mulligan that rival evaluators are giving him for his 2010 performance. His trade value will drop significantly.
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