Brew­ers go all in with trade for Roy­als’ Greinke

The Pak Banker - - International3 -

MIL­WAU­KEE: The last time gen­eral man­ager Doug Melvin made a big move that pri­or­i­tized the present over the fu­ture, CC Sa­bathia car­ried the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers to their first post­sea­son ap­pear­ance since 1982.

It didn't mat­ter much that Sa­bathia was gone the fol­low­ing year, and so were the prospects the Brew­ers gave up for him. Melvin went all-in again Sun­day, pulling off a deal with the Kansas City Roy­als on Sun­day for 2009 Cy Young win­ner Zack Greinke. Com­bined with an­other re­cent move to get starter Shaun Mar­cum from Toronto, the Brew­ers think they've fixed their start­ing pitch­ing prob­lems - and be­lieve they're back on track for the play­offs.

"Brew­ers are for real!," out­fielder Corey Hart crowed in a text mes­sage to The As­so­ci­ated Press. Mil­wau­kee made pitch­ing a top pri­or­ity this off­sea­son af­ter watch­ing its starters strug­gle in back-to-back dis­ap­point­ing sea­sons since the team's 2008 post­sea­son ap­pear­ance. Melvin was will­ing to pay a fairly steep price to give new man­ager Ron Roenicke more to work with. The Brew­ers gave up top in­field prospect Brett Lawrie to ac­quire Mar­cum ear­lier this month, then sent more of their most prized young play­ers to Kansas City to get Greinke. The Roy­als acquired short­stop Al­cides Es­co­bar, out­fielder Lorenzo Cain and righthanded pitch­ing prospects Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jef­fress from the Brew­ers in ex­change for Greinke, short­stop Yu­niesky Be­tan­court and cash con­sid­er­a­tions. -Ap

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