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MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Zack Greinke Too Pricey For Cardinals, Says Ken Rosenthal

Despite all of their injuries, the St. Louis Cardinals are still in play for the NL Central crown and a run in the MLB Playoffs, but they may need to make a few moves before the 2012 MLB trade deadline. For anyone holding out hope that St. Louis could pluck Zack Greinke from the division-rival Milwaukee Brewers, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports doesn't think the Cardinals would be willing to meet the price for Greinke:

"...the Cardinals would not be willing to meet the Brewers' price, and doubt that the Brewers would even trade Greinke to a division rival, the official said.

The Cardinals, who are reluctant to part with their top prospects, are more likely to pursue a mid-rotation starter than an ace, particularly when they cannot recoup draft picks the way they did last season after their trade for right-handers Edwin Jackson and Octavio Dotel."

Rosenthal goes on to note that Skip Schumaker could see more time at second base, because St. Louis doesn't want to trade for a 2B because they would like to avoid blocking Double-A prospect Kolten Wong.

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