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Astros Land Greinke, Emerge as WS Co-Favorites

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Jul/31/2019

The Houston Astros on Wednesday acquired right-hander Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks for four prospects.  The Astros were now listed at 3/1 to win the 2019 World Series, with the Dodgers at 5/2.

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Right-hander Corbin Martin, right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, first baseman Seth Beer and infielder Josh Rojas to Arizona were all traded from Houston as part of the deal.

"Zack Greinke's one of the best pitchers in baseball. We had him high on our list," Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said. "We didn't know if this was even remotely possible, and it really wasn't until the last 48 hours, really the last 24 hours that we started to get traction on something. [Astros owner Jim Crane] supported us and agreed that we could make the appropriate investment dollar-wise, and it became a matter of finding the right prospects, the right mix of players, to go back.

"We really don't have any holes right now. If we stay healthy this team is as good as any team I've ever seen."

- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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