The Rangers became a strong player in the pursuit of Zack Greinke with this week's season-long injury loss of starter Colby Lewis.
The Dodgers' acquisition of shortstop Hanley Ramirez of Miami, however, is a strong indicator they want to win the National League West, and obtaining an arm like Greinke's would be an obvious boost through the dog days and pennant chase.
Zack Greinke needs important innings to pitch, and the Texas Rangers need a splash.
Given the track record that Nolan Ryan and Jon Daniels have of getting their men, it will be a surprise if Greinke isn't traded to the Rangers.
The Brewers were not only scouting a start by Rangers' prospect Martin Perez on Tuesday against Boston but also had a scout watching Neftali Feliz in a minor-league rehab appearance.
The Rangers have the pieces that the Brewers are looking for in a Greinke trade, including top third base prospect Mike Olt and Perez (and maybe even Feliz), and with Colby Lewis out for the season the urgency to make one happen. Look for him to be a Ranger soon.