The Phillies have spoken to the Royals about Zack Greinke.
So have 28 other teams, it seems. "We have explored and tried and talked about acquiring some significant players," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We've tried to shoot for the moon on some things and laid some groundwork, but the possibility of them happening is kind of remote." We see Philadelphia as an extreme long-shot in the Greinke sweepstakes. On top of already boasting on of the league's best rotations, the Phillies would have to make a series of separate moves to even open up the payroll space for Greinke. The 27-year-old Greinke is signed through 2012 at $13.5 million annually.
MLB.com's Joe Frisaro was told Wednesday night that the Marlins have not spoken with the Royals about right-hander Zack Greinke.
That conflicts a whole lot of other reports, including one from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that claims the Fish were trying to acquire Greinke in a three-team trade. Whatever the case, it's clear that teams are beginning to make serious offers for the Kansas City right-hander.