Thursday, July 26, 2012

Red Sox Reportedly In On Zack Greinke Bidding

AP Photo/Morry Gash
According to reports, the Red Sox scouted Zack Greinke's impressive start on Tuesday night against the Phillies—with an eye to entering the bidding on the the Brewer right-hander. The names mentioned as possible trade bait from Boston are #1 prospect Xander Bogaerts (SS), #2 prospect Matt Barnes (SP) and #11 prospect Anthony Ranaudo (SP). It's unclear what combination of these prospects would do the trick on getting the 28-year old pitcher. Greinke is 85-76 in nine major league seasons, with an ERA of 3.79. He has given up exactly the same number of hits as innings pitched over that span. He's also walked only 353 batters and struck out 1,254—an excellent 3.5:1 ratio.