MLB Trade Rumors: Angels Win Zack Greinke Sweepstakes

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Alfonso Soriano Trade Rumors: Cubs Slugger Still Not Interested In Heading To San Francisco

With the recent news that San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended for positive drug test, Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano's name is once again at the forefront of the league's juiciest trade talks.

But even after the 36-year-old slugger already refused a deal at the deadline when the Giants came calling last month, baseball insiders have publicly wondered if Soriano would reconsider such a move upon hearing the news. Soriano, though, told Chicago Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan on Wednesday that he's still not too keen on playing for the Giants:

"I don't think so," Soriano said. "San Francisco is not good weather to play in. It's on the West Coast and I've never played on the West Coast. We'll see what happens if they call. I'll talk to my family then and see. It's not my call. i know it's 50 percent of my call, but it's my family's (call) too. I'd talk to my family and see what happens."

Soriano's contract stipulates that he'll be able to shoot down any deal he's not 100% on-board with, so there's not really much the Cubs can do if he's fully opposed to San Francisco. Melky Cabrera's ill-timed suspension certainly makes the Giants buyers at the moment, although it appears unlikely Soriano's name will be involved.

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Zack Greinke Trade: Brewers Ace Traded To Angels, According To Report

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Brewers ace Zack Greinke, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi. Ken Williams and the White Sox coveted Greinke, but it appears that the Angels were able to offer a more attractive package in order to get the deal done. The Rangers were also among the teams reportedly going after Greinke.

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White Sox Rumors: Zack Greinke Is 'As Good As Gone' Now That Brewers Are Active Sellers

Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed on Thursday morning that the team is "taking phone calls" on trade offers for pitcher Zack Greinke, which fits with the rumors that have labelled the Brewers as active sellers heading into the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. According to a report from Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Greinke is "as good as gone" from the looks of things, which is particularly good news for Kenny Williams and the Chicago White Sox.

The Sox have repeatedly been linked to Greinke in trade rumors of the past few weeks, and recently Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi noted that Chicago is "eager" to deal Gavin Floyd and could use him to build a competitive offer to land the Brewers' 27-year-old righty. Kenny Williams has never been shy about trading for proven MLB talent prior to the trade deadline, but he doesn't have a lot of minor league depth to offer at this point.

The Brewers may try to pry blue chip prospects away from rival teams in a Greinke deal, and Haudricourt specifically notes that Milwaukee has shown interest in Texas Rangers prospects Jurickson Profar, Martin Perez and Justin Grimm, along with Atlanta Braves youngsters Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado and Mike Minor. Can Kenny Williams concoct a creative deal to grab Greinke before July 31? Only time will tell.

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Zack Greinke Rumors: White Sox Want Pitcher 'Badly'

The Chicago White Sox are among the teams most interested in Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, and now FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the team wants him badly. The Rangers, Angels and Braves are also considered serious suitors for the pitcher's services.

Greinke, 28, is arguably the best pitcher on the trade market this summer. An impending free agent, the Brewers have tried to sign him to a long-term contract extension, but they've moved on to considering trades for the pitcher after an agreement couldn't be reached.

Over 21 starts this season, Greinke has a 3.44 ERA with 122 strikeouts and 28 walks in 123 innings of work. His peripheral statistics indicate that he's pitched better than his ERA would suggest, as his 2.50 FIP is the best mark among all qualified MLB pitchers.

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Gavin Floyd Trade Rumors: White Sox 'Eager' To Trade RHP, According To Report

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the White Sox are "eager" to deal Gavin Floyd. The two writers speculate that Floyd could be traded to help build a package of prospects that Chicago could then send to Milwaukee for Zack Greinke.

The White Sox want to add another starting pitcher and Greinke is high on their wish list, according to major league sources.

The question is how Williams, with a thin farm system, could muster a package to acquire Greinke. And the answer might be by trading right-hander Gavin Floyd for prospects the Sox then could add to a deal for Greinke, who is a potential free agent.

The upgrade from Floyd to Greinke over 10 to 12 starts might not be terribly significant, but Greinke potentially is much more of a difference-maker, particularly if the White Sox reach the postseason.

What’s more, the Sox are eager to move Floyd, sources say.

(Via MLB Trade Rumors.)

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As is usually the case, White Sox GM Ken Williams is one to watch as the trade deadline approaches.

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White Sox Trade Rumors: Zack Greinke On Kenny Williams' Radar, According To Report

Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has developed a reputation for making big moves before the non-waiver trade deadline when his teams are in contention for an AL Central division title, and now Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the White Sox have Zack Greinke "on their radar." It's a vague statement to be sure, but the Milwaukee Brewers may be shopping Greinke with their season going south and Kenny Williams has been known to work out deals when he finds someone he likes.

Before you get too excited about the possibility, take a deep breath and read some sobering words from J.J. Stankevitz of CSN-Chicago:

Even for less than half a season of Greinke, he's likely to command a fairly high return, and the Brewers would be smart to look at getting a top prospect given their farm system entered the year in the bottom five of most rankings. With plenty of interest in Greinke and the draft pick option in Milwaukee's back pocket, prying him away won't be easy.

Of course, if everything goes right, the White Sox may not need Greinke. The White Sox need three of these four pitchers to come back healthy and effective or stay effective: Gavin Floyd, John Danks, Philip Humber and Jose Quintana. If 75 percent of them are viable major-league starters for the rest of the season, the Sox will be fine.

Even so, it would be wise to avoid underestimating KW at the trade deadline. He rarely stays silent.

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