With the reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing strong interest in the highly touted free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester, the team may be looking to move right-hander Zack Greinke, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports:

Greinke, 31, is set to earn $23 million next season, in the third year of his six-year deal. With the reported interest in Lester, the Dodgers would be looking to clear some salary space in any Greinke trade.

The 2014 All-Star flashed a 2.71 ERA in 2014, while striking out 207 in 202 1/3 innings pitched. What adds to the interest of Greinke is his success in both the American and National leagues. Greinke was the 2009 AL Cy Young award winner with the Kansas City Royals, posting a 2.16 ERA with 241 strikeouts.

With no no-trade clause in his contract, Los Angeles is free to deal Greinke to any team of their choosing, and would likely receive a nice return of high-level prospects. With the Winter Meetings rapidly approaching, deals tend to come together quickly.

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  1. Greg Bacon

    Lester isn’t worth it and Why Oh Why give up one of the Best Pitchers in all of Baseball? Plus Please Please Please Don’t trade Kemp or Ethier! These Owners have Plenty of money to keep these guys. You can go ahead and trade crawford to make room for your rookies. I’m not so impressed with van slyke. yes he can hit one out now and then but he’s nothing to write home about. Somebody needs to work with puig’s physcy he lets the pitchers get him upset and then he just swings wildly so they need someone to calm puig down!LOL!

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  2. RICHARD SPEARS

    SIGN (SP)JON LESTER AND (SP)FRANCISCO LIRIANO TRADE (OF)CARL CRAWFORD AND (C)TIM FEDEROWICZ TO THE PADRES FOR (C)YASMANI GRANDAL. NEXT WITH A 3 TEAM TRADE THEY TRADE (OF)MATT KEMP AND (SS)ERISBEL ARRUEBARRENA TO THE CUBS FOR (3B)KRIS BRYANT AND THE CUBS (SS)STARLIN CASTRO AND DODGERS (OF)ANDRE ETHIER GOES TO THE WHITE SOX AND THE WHITE SOX (SS)ALEXEI RAMIREZ GOES TO THE DODGERS. TRADE (SP)ZACH GREINKE TO BOSTON FOR (LF)YOENIS CESPEDES AND (C)BLAKE SWIHART AND (RP)DRAKE BRITTON.

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  3. Winston

    Kemp stays in LA. Ethier is a Baltimore Oriole for prospects and the Dodgers eat half of the Ethier Contract. Crawford stays in LA. Lester signs in Chicago. Dodgers make a move for David Price with the prospects they get from Baltimore. Price agrees to extension prior to trade becoming public.

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