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Zack Greinke trade move of necessity

Royals needed to deal the former Cy Young, and the Brewers had the proper pieces

Originally Published: December 19, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore's return haul for Zack Greinke looks a little meager at first glance, given the expectations that he was seeking a "Mark Teixeira-caliber" trade haul in exchange for his No. 1 starter. That's a reference to Rangers GM Jon Daniels' killer deal that brought Neftali Feliz, Elvis Andrus and three other players to Texas from Atlanta in 2007 in exchange for a certain switch-hitting Scott Boras client.

Kansas City's trade package for Greinke and shortstop ...

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