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The Dodgers’ reported deal with free agent righty Zack Greinke could have a ripple effect that impacts the trade market for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.
With Greinke headed to Los Angeles — he reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth $147 million Saturday night — the Texas Rangers, a spurned Greinke suitor, may become more aggressive in pursuit of a trade for Dickey.
The Rangers and Mets have had discussions about Dickey, but were not able to come to any agreement. The Rangers had been willing to trade third baseman Mike Olt to get a starting pitcher, but after trading third baseman Michael Young on Saturday to open up an everyday slot for Olt, that may no longer be the case.
Even so, Olt would have been obviously blocked at third base by David Wright with the Mets anyway, but McCarron spoke to scouts who believe he could handle playing the outfield.
Additionally, the Texas Rangers are involved in other trade discussions with other teams and ma...
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So much has been made of players who have become distractions while asking to be traded. For the most part, these players have acted in a selfish way to get out of places they do not want to be. Little to no regard is intended for the team the player is currently playing for. Other times teams are simply looking to dump payroll because they cannot afford the higher...
Michael Young has spent his entire career with the Texas Rangers. However, the last two seasons have been tenuous. The Rangers asked Young to move positions numerous times and he has wanted a contract extension. The extension never came, and now the Rangers have dealt him to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The trade was not without Young's consent though. Young had 10...
Replacing Michael Young's production doesn't figure to be that difficult for the Texas Rangers.
Any fan of WAR can tell you that Young was one of the worst players in the American League in 2012 when you look at his numbers (his -2.4 was a career worst). His .277 average was his worst since 2002. His RBI total of 67 was dismal, especially considering he hit in the heart...
PHILADELPHIA — A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced. The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom...
Zack Greinke’s deal with the Dodgers will come to about $24.5 million dollars annually.
According to sources, the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to ink a deal with the most sought after free-agent pitcher this year, Zack Greinke.
Greinke, 29, has reportedly agreed to sign a 6 year, $147 million contract. If those figures pan out, it would make him the second highest paid pitcher...
There appears to be a gap between how the Mets value R.A. Dickey and how other teams value him. Hey, that’s how the game is played. Now, with Shields and Greinke gone, the Mets would appear to be in a stronger position.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has asked for such a large package of prospects that some executives have wondered how serious he is about trading him.
The Dodgers are making significant progress toward a contract with free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.
If Greinke signs with the Dodgers, he would get a six-year, 145-million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Greinke, 29, is the clear-cut No. 1 starting pitcher in this free-agent class and is also believed to be...
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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports
that Greinke and the Dodgers are in agreement, and that the contract is
only pending a physical. It’ll wind up as a six-year, $147 million
pact, which represents the...
The Dodgers have signed Zack Greinke to a 6-year, $147 million contract, according to Jon Heyman.. The $24.5 million average annual value of the deal makes him the highest paid pitcher in baseball on a per year basis.
If you’ve followed me in years past, you’d know that I would usually do some type of efficiency analysis in terms of whether the deal makes sense on a dollars per...
A word of advice for certain baseball general managers: When dealing with Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton: caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. I’m speaking to you, Ned Colletti, Jon Daniels, Jerry Dipoto, Jack Zduriencik. Daniels, the Rangers GM, knows of which I speak. Hamilton has been his headache for the [...]