Zack Greinke could eventually bomb.

Zack Greinke could eventually bumble.

Zack Greinke, worst of all, could eventually bolt.

And still, we applaud Jerry Dipoto today for having the skills, conviction and bravado to make a trade that strengthens the Angels' right now while weakening their what's next.

In recent seasons, with Tony Reagins or Bill Stoneman acting as general manager, this deal doesn't happen. No way. Not even close.

Reagins never was given the clout to make such a move and Stoneman — hey, we didn't call him "Stone Man" for nothing — never displayed the assertiveness to pull off this kind of stunner.

There's a reason a writer from Sports Illustrated recently called this franchise baseball's "midseason wallflowers."