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Zack Greinke Trade Rumors: Dodgers Reportedly Contact Royals At MLB Winter Meetings

The Kansas City Royals are a popular group at the MLB Winter Meetings. That's because, after Cliff Lee, they hold one of the most sought after players in pitcher Zack Greinke. While teams are calling and asking about Greinke, the price reportedly remains high.

The latest team to call the Royals -- Los Angeles Dodgers. GM Ned Colletti confirmed to reporters including ESPN Los Angeles on Tuesday that they had spoken with the Royals.

Although Colletti wouldn't identify what players were discussed, the call clearly was about the same player almost every call to the Royals is about these days, former American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.

The Royals put the price very high for a reason. They're not going to sell themselves short on Greinke. I think this is a smart move as long as they understand when his maximum value is. If it's this week, then pull the trigger. If it's after 2011, then wait. if the return package is huge, I feel pretty flexible on when this gets done.

The Dodgers, despite a flurry of free-agent signings so far this offseason, still appear thin at some spots and probably aren't in a position to deal multiple major league players for one starting pitcher, no matter how good he is.

Yeah this sounds exploratory. It's probably just the Dodgers doing their due diligence.

SB Nation's Royals Review has an really goodreview of day two at the MLB Winter Meetings in the comments section.