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PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 09: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke
PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 09: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke /

Rumors are going around the Winter Meetings about Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, as reportedly more than one team has inquired about trading for the ace.

"“It’s hard to say still,” D-backs GM Mike Hazen said. “Things can go pretty quickly. I think for the volume of conversation that we’ve had, something could happen quickly if it came together, but we’re not anticipating that right now.”"

That’s from Steve Gilbert of MLB.com surrounding the rumors of Greinke being traded. The Diamondbacks aren’t looking to dump salary just yet as they are looking to contend for the upcoming season. Which makes any trade with Greinke seem unlikely.

Greinke is still owed$138.5 million and if you’re looking to contend in the upcoming season, you generally don’t trade your ace away to shed the contract and get prospects.  More than likely the Diamondbacks would trade away Brandon Drury or Patrick Corbin.

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