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Astros go all in. Acquire Zack Greinke for four Top Prospects

Astros make the biggest splash at the trade deadline. Kyle Tucker and Forrest Whitley not included

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros have acquired Zack Greinke from the Arizone Diamondbacks for four Top Prospects. They are #3 rated Astros prospect Seth Beer, #4 J. B. Bukauskas, #5 Corbin Martin, and #22 Josh Rojas. This according to Joel Sherman.

According to John Gambadoro the DBacks are paying $24 million of the remaining $77 million on Greinke’s contract.

This is an all-in trade. The Astros have definitely made the biggest splash at the trade deadline. The Astros have made themselves the favorites for the World Series in 2019, acquiring a pitcher with 197 career wins and a 3.36 ERA. But at what cost?

The Astros lose a lot of the their future pitching strength and their second best hitting prospect to get a thirty-five year old pitcher with declining velocity.

Another aspect, how does Greinke’s contract, even with the pay-down by the D-Backs, affect contract negotiations for players like Gerrit Cole, George Springer, Michael Brantley and others?

Greinke is having an excellent year, despite his age, posting a 2.87 ERA, and 3.68 xFIP.

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