can't afford to pay a king's ransom in prospects for talent. The cost control for those players is too important to teams with limited flexibility in the budget. The Brewers did make two such trade (arguably a third, depending on what you think of 2011 Shaun Marcum), and both times led to a playoff appearance. However, the Greinke trade (and subsequent Inception trades) gave KC several foundational pieces for the World Series teams. Greinke lives on in the forms of Chase Anderson and Isan Diaz in Milwaukee, but they would have been better served with 6+ years of Escobar and Cain plus Shields and Davis in, say, 2014.