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Davey Johnson thinks Brewers will trade Zack Greinke before Sunday matchup with Nationals

Jul 27, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

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Zack Greinke is scheduled to make his final pre-trade deadline start Sunday versus Washington, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson doesn’t expect to actually face him.

Johnson told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that he’d “be real surprised” if Greinke is still on the Brewers by then, speculating that “if the ball club’s intent on making a move they’re not going to pitch him two days before the deadline.”

Johnson also noted that whichever team trades for Greinke would want to immediately insert him into the rotation, whereas starting Sunday would make him unavailable until Friday.

Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin admitted yesterday that Greinke will definitely be traded before Tuesday’s deadline, so it’s only a matter of when and Johnson at least thinks the deal will be completed within the next 48 hours.

  1. Stiller43 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Pittsburgh will trade you bedard, correia, and a ham sandwich.

    Alright you dont have to give us anything back, but would you at least take either bedard or correia?!!!

  2. Walk - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    The return on that deal depends on whats on the ham sandwich and if there is a mustard to be named later.

  3. fuddpucker - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Welcome to Atlanta, Zack.

  4. muskyhunter2542 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Rangers can have George Kattaras…. The Brewers take thestud Shortstop Jurickson Profar, and Cody Buckel. That is the only way this gets done… Remember that The Brewers gave up for Greinke? They need to get at least that back in talent.

  5. recoveringcubsfan - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Angels said “done!”

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