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Despite the Brewers’ winning four-consecutive games, the trade rumors surrounding Zack Greinke have only intensified.

ESPN writes that the Brewers have sent a special assignment scout to Texas’ Double-A affiliate. That is where coveted prospect Mike Olt is currently assigned and serves as further proof that the Rangers are deeply interested in the right-hander, if the Brewers were to make him available over the next month. It also shows that top prospect Jurickson Profar is not available — nor should he be.

Buster Olney recently opined that Greinke for Braves’ right-hander Randall Delgado would make “complete sense” for both sides. Delgado, 22, would fit the Brewers’ desire to remain competitive in 2013 because they would be acquiring big-league-ready talent. Of course, the Brewers would be sacrificing ultimate upside in any deal that would acquire such talent.

Delgado currently owns a 4.52 ERA and 4.18 FIP in his second stint at the big league level. He is incredibly young and still learning how to adjust to big league hitters, but his traditional command problems continue to hinder his effectiveness. Still, a 22-year-old righty with a 91-94 MPH fastball and a plus curveball would certainly interest the Brewers. Baseball America wrote before the season that he should be a solid number three starter with the potential to be a number two with some refinement.

Again, these rumors hinge on whether or not the Brewers decide to open their doors and make players available, and Milwaukee’s most-recent winning streak should put that decision on hold.

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  1. Tom says: July 4, 2012

    Delgado would be a nice return on Greinke. Quality pitching prospect with age on his side.

    It’d be great to somehow get Teheran, but that kind of upside will keep the Braves dreaming despite what his ML numbers have shown so far. With Marcum and Wolf probably gone next season, need quality arms with some upside to fill out the rotation, not just back-end guys who can get the job done like Estrada, Narveson, and Fiers.

    • KRIS says: July 5, 2012

      I’d almost rather take a chance on getting a positional player than another arm, but then again the Brewers have shown no ability to develop starting pitching so it might be better to get someone like Delgado. IDK, ideally we’d get Profar but Olt would probably be a good grab. Knowing Melvin will probably get fleeced somehow though.

  2. Matthew says: July 4, 2012

    I cannot disagree more. I know he’s young, but those control issues that Delgado is just enough to make me worried. No deal.

    As far as TX goes, I would need another sweetener. If this Profar kid is good then make it: Zack Greinke and Jose Veras (why not, get rid of him or any other crappy bullpen guy) for Elvis Andrus and Mike Olt. I’d take that.

  3. Ariel says: July 4, 2012

    Quick question about Damien Magnifico? BA has him listed as signed and MLB has him unsigned? Any idea?

    • J.P. Breen says: July 4, 2012

      Heard he has signed. I believe he tweeted that he was in Milwaukee today for his physical to make everything official.

      • Ariel says: July 5, 2012

        Thanks, good to hear. Wonder if he can hold a lead unlike the guys we have now?


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