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New York Yankees Will not Pursue Milwaukee Brewers’ Zack Greinke

July 17th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
By Daniel Sirianni

With two weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the New York Yankees have been linked to numerous starting pitchers on the trading block. One possible trade candidate is Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Yankees have no interest in the right hander

'First Pitch by Zack Greinke' photo (c) 2011, Joshua Mayer - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Greinke has been in contract negotiations with the Brewers and could sign a long-term deal before the deadline, but the team could try to trade him if the two sides can't come to an agreement. However, the Yankees are showing no interest because they don't think he's a good fit in the bright lights of New York

Following the 2010 season, Greinke was being shopped around by the Kansas City Royals, but the Yankees stayed away from him that year as well despite having a need for a starter. 

This season, the 28 year-old veteran is 9-3 with a 3.57 ERA. He has proven he can pitch in the American League, winning the Cy Young in 2009 with a 16-8 record and 2.16 ERA for the Royals, but suffers from social anxiety disorder and might have a hard time playing in front of the New York media.

Though the Yankees have not shown interest in Greinke, they could still acquire a starter before the deadline. Some more intriguing options to the Yankees include Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs, Wandy Rodriguez of the Houston Astros, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Francisco Liriano of the Minnesota Twins. 

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