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The W - Baseball - It's December so it is time for the Royals to wave the white flag
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And, the winner in the big market team getting Greinke Sweepstakes is the Milwaukee Brewers.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5935586

This is twice the big market Brewers have taken a Cy Young Award winner in the past 3 years. As for the Royals, why do they even try at this point?
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I don't mind the package the Royals got for Greinke. KC is actually building up quite the minor league system, which is the only bright side to their years of failure. The Royals could be a midwest Tampa Bay sooner than we think.

As for Milwaukee, they addressed their biggest weakness (starting pitching) by adding Greinke and Shaun Marcum. Their weakness is now a strength, since any rotation that has Marcum as its #3 is pretty tight. The Brew Crew will definitely give the Reds and Cardinals a race this season.
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I love how in reading the Yahoo (sports.yahoo.com) article, they make it sound like the Royals got a good deal and it can get even better if they get a apparently Hardy-level pothead in Jeremy Jeffress. Long story short, they traded away their one decent arm for a bunch of cheap minor leaguers and bench players. Classic KC to remove any chance of even trying to get to a .500 record.

As for Milwaukee, it's a really good deal. My question is if they're doing this in part to try to get Prince Fielder to stay with a competitive team and if it'll work.













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Royals made the right move they're years away from competiting, and by the time they're ready to win Greinke would have left as a free agent. According to most The Royals got a nice return. The NL Central is now a three team race.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.77
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran

    As for Milwaukee, it's a really good deal. My question is if they're doing this in part to try to get Prince Fielder to stay with a competitive team and if it'll work.

My inclination is that they're going all or nothing for the postseason under the assumption that Fielder is gone after this year.
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And he reportedly rejected a trade to the Nationals, too. (They're my favorite team, but that's probably wise).



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It might be better for Washington in the long run that they didn't get Greinke. That was a pretty big prospect package they'd be swapping over, especially for a team that's not near contending yet.
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As a Royals fan, I am saddened to think Greinke will not pitch for my favorite team any longer. I am also saddened that they didn't get an impact player in this deal. While all four guys might turn out fine, they should have received that one big guy. :(






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    Originally posted by pieman
    As a Royals fan, I am saddened


Everything after this was redundant.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    And he reportedly rejected a trade to the Nationals, too. (They're my favorite team, but that's probably wise).


HEY! That means Nats fans have someone to boo and hate on more than your given NL East opponent!

Actually, a Nats/Brewers game doesn't sound like it'd be a bad time over at the ole' Red Porch.



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They weren't going to win with him so it makes sense for both parties.



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He also leads the AL in triples, but he didn't get all of those in one game. Of course, he leads with only 2 but, ...well, I'm just saying he's kicking some serious butt so far for my beloved (and under .500) Tigers.
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