Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker breaks down where he sees Greinke fits in comparison to the Cain deal, the Votto deal, and similar pitcher deals in the past. I think that there are a ton of factors that may dictate if the Brewers can afford Greinke or not, and many depend on if Wily Peralta and Michael Fiers progress like the Brewers hope. Randy Wolf and Shaun Marcum both come off the books after this season, which will free up a ton of money. If Peralta or Fiers (or even Estrada) are ready to take that plunge it may be worth throwing money at Greinke. I love there current rotation, but a rotation of Greinke, Gallardo, Narveson, Peralta, and Fiers or Estrada wouldn’t be the end of the world.
That is making a lot of assumptions. First, Narveson takes that next step to become a viable #3. He is a great #5 or an average #4 right now. Next, Peralta and Fiers would have to keep progressing. Peralta should be ready by next year, but we have to remember that Fiers started last year at high-A Brevard County. That is a big jump. Finally, it assumes that Greinke can be signed for less than Cain money, which isn’t out of the question. The problem with that is if he has a Cy Young-type year (which wouldn’t surprise me in the least) his price tag may go up and make this all moot.
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