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Signing Zack Greinke would produce a log jam in the starting rotation of the Texas Rangers. To fix the crowded rotation the Rangers could began to seek trade trade partners for Derek Holland. Holland signed a five-year deal worth $28.5 million in March.
Ken Rosenthal believes that Holland could be packaged with left handed hitting Mike Olt in a deal for Arizona’s Justin Upton. Upton would then be able to take the spot of Josh Hamilton in the lineup who is a free agent.
Arizona has been indicating that they are open to trading Upton. Another potential suitor for Upton is the Atlanta Braves who signed his older brother B.J. to a contract last week. The Upton brothers have spoken to each other about playing together and the Braves have young arms available for trade which is what Arizona is believed to be seeking in return.
Greinke finished the 2012 season15-5 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 34 starts between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels.
Holland was 12-7 for the Rangers while posting a 4.67 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. His numbers were a substantial step back from 2011 when he won 16 games and had a 3.95 ERA in his first full season in the Rangers rotation.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are “determined” to sign free agent
Zack Greinke, no matter the cost, and it’s pretty clear they are going to extend
the right-hander his largest offer of the winter, reports Jon Heyman of
But it seems pretty clear who is going to offer Greinke the
biggest deal. The Dodgers seem determined to sign him, no matter the cost.
The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasnt authorized to comment on the matter.
Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him.
The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez.
If the Dodgers fail...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In Oct. 2011, left-hander Derek Holland was one of the Texas Rangers’ darlings, nearly pitching a shutout in Game 4 of the 2011 World Series.
Last March, Holland agreed to a five-year, $28.5 million contract extension that includes club options for 2017 and ’18.
But as the winter meetings begin, Holland suddenly could become available in a trade, according...
Everyone is trying to make something out of nothing when it comes to Zack Grainke, who is the elite free agent starting pitcher on this year’s market. Will he stay with the Los Angeles Angels? Will he remain in the American League West and sign with the Texas Rangers? Could he stay out west but switch to the National League and join the World Series champions, the San Francisco...
The LA Dodgers have blank check capabilities and the best free agent of the year in Zack Greinke within their reach. But is making contact the best move?The post Money, Cash, Throws: Zack Greinke And Big Dodger Dollars appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
As most everybody knows by now, the Dodgers are in on Zack Greinke and desperately want him to be a part of the club.
Dodgers executives met with Zack Greinke in Los Angeles yesterday, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reported last night.
The Dodgers view Greinke as critical to their pitching staff, Brown reports. Greinke is believed to have enjoyed pitching for the Angels during the second half...
"Maybe it works out better that the deal [with Washington] didn’t go
through. In two years I might be a free agent, and then they get to
keep the players [who would have been] in the trade. And some of those
guys could end up being key players for them."(Zack Greinke, via Washington Post, 3/22/2011)
And so, here we are two years after Zack Greinke snubbed...
There’s not a whole lot of question right now regarding just who is the top free-agent starting pitcher available. When in doubt, follow the Dodgers. It was thought that re-signing Zack Greinke would be the Angels’ main offseason priority. They’re still interested, but they might be priced out. The Dodgers are in there and flashing their wallets. The Rangers might be just as...
The baseball offseason is entering its second month, and so far the biggest story has been the Miami Marlins salary dump.
Thats about to change.
The annual winter meetings begin Monday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., the ideal site for an event headlined by free agents Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton.
The elaborate Opryland think sprawling...
The December 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels falling out of Greinke bidding, have serious interest in Sean Burnett, exploring Lohse, Sanchez and Haren options and much more...
The Story: More reports surface that the Angels have fallen out of the race for Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: Here is what Dipoto had to say about...
The December 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including reaction to the Hanson-Walden trade, Angels lose out on Fujikawa, Greinke meeting with teams and much more...
The Story: The Tommy Hanson trade is unikely to pay off for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: So says Keith Law and most baseball people. The word seems to be out that Hanson...
Jerry Dipotos first offseason as the Angels general manager was nothing short of spectacular, but no one should expect a repeat performance this year.
Dipoto departs for baseballs annual winter meetings next week in Nashville, Tenn., where hes likely to continue pursuing pitchers to fill out a starting rotation and relief group that is still incomplete. But he wont be making the...
Zack Greinke news is dribbling in slowly, especially given that talks were expected to escalate quickly. The latest speculation is that the Dodgers and Rangers are out ahead, according to Bill Shaikin.
The Dodgers and Rangers appear to be the favorites for Greinke, with the Angels as the dark horse, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
So apparently the Angels are still...