Something to consider if Greinke becomes a Brave

No way the Braves will shell out what’s needed to sign their fleet-footed CF and would-be ace.

So any excitement generated by trading for and signing Greinke will be tempered by the likelihood that Michael Bourn probably won’t be a Brave in 2013.

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6 Comments on Something to consider if Greinke becomes a Brave

  1. Greenville Braves // July 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm //

    Great point. That’s a grim prospect. To be honest, I’d rather have Bourn.

  2. Jack Straw // July 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm //

    I would rather have Bourn.
    Based on your post below about the Miami swindlers, is there any chance we could land Josh Johnson?

  3. As a Nationals fan, I think there is minimal interest in Greinke on our part. That is, unless the team gets a whiff of any interest on the Braves part. The entire front office is in Milwaukee and could work hard to trade for the former Cy Young winner to keep him from going to Atlanta.

    Gio Gonzalez cost us four dear prospects and for Greinke they will give up another four, but that would assume that Greinke would be willing to sign an extension with the team prior to any trade.

    Hmmm …..

    1. Stephen Strasburg (11-4, 2.76), 10.7 k’s/9
    2. Zach Greinke (10-3, 3.44), 10.4 K’s/9
    3. Gio Gonzalez (13-3, 3.13), 10.5 K’s/9
    4. Jordan Zimmermann (7-6, 2.31)
    5. Edwin Jackson (6-6. 3.53), 7K’s/9
    6. Ross Detwiler (5-3, 3.01)

    I think I could live with that rotation for the next few years.

  4. roadrunner // July 27, 2012 at 10:13 am //

    I agree that signing Bourn should be a priority. This issue makes me even less enthusiastic about any deal Wren makes to import a pitcher.

  5. I think dealing for any of the pitchers on the market would be unwise. Michael Bourn is such an important piece of the team. The offense is completely different when he’s in the lineup.

    The Braves have great young pitching and shouldn’t sell low on any of them. If only two of Minor/Teheran/Delgado/Vizcaino/Gilmartin ever become serviceable major leaguers, that’s still pretty good considering the attrition rate of young pitchers.

  6. Should they ink Greinke they’d have to make a choice between Bourn and McCann. Can’t add a $15-20 mil yr player and sign both those guys to extensions. Not with Liberty’s budget.

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