Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 12/8/12
The major holding pattern over the MLB Hot Stove has been eased tonight as it looks like the Dodgers have signed Greinke to a 6 year, 145 million deal. At this moment (8:54, ET), the deal is not close to official and still technically in the rumor stage, but MLBTR is reporting that the Rangers have been told they are out out of the race, and all of the baseball reporters are talking about a deal, so it should be safe to assume that Greinke is about to agree to a contract. This comes as a bit of a surprise with the reports from earlier today and yesterday saying that he was blown away with the presentation by the Rangers, that he felt he could win with the Rangers and the beneficial tax situation in Texas vs LA. (It’s now 8:57, and Jon Heyman is reporting that the deal is official pending a physical). The more interesting story from Heyman is that he believes that the Dodgers may still try to sign Anibal Sanchez. First off, if that happens, the Dodgers have assumed the “soul” of the Yankees by spending a crazy amount of money to build a new team and win a championship. Second, even without Sanchez, but more so with him, this will have a huge impact in the market for Dickey. The best situation for the Mets was to have the Dodgers sign Greinke since the Dodgers didn’t have much in terms of prospects that interested the Mets. If the Dodger also sign Sanchez, this will put pressure on the Rangers and Royals to make a move for starting pitching. The Mets are impressed with Myers (Royals organization, and honestly, who wouldn’t be impressed), and there were reports during the Winter Meetings that the Mets were interested the Rangers farm system. The Mets now have two pitchers that are much more appealing now. The only roadblock for the Mets in getting the best package now will be Lester and Shields. At the start of the Winter Meetings, it seemed like Lester could be a major roadblock in the Mets dominating the trade market. However, with the Sox giving both Napoli and Victorino 3 years, 39 million, they are now in the market for a starting pitcher, and the Mets were linked to them in trade talks mid week as well. As of right now, the only thing that is certain is we will hear a lot more trade rumors over the next week. Tweet
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