Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/4/12
At this point, it will be an upset if the Texas Rangers do not land one of the top two free agents. Could be outfielder Josh Hamilton. Could be right-hander Zack Greinke. Could be neither, likely will not be both. The Rangers are competing for both players, major-league sources say, while also continuing to engage in trade discussions for Arizona right fielder Justin Upton, Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields and others. The team's goal: To land both a star pitcher and a star hitter. Some in the industry believe the Rangers' preference is Greinke, saying that the team president, Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, always wants a pitcher first. The Los Angeles Dodgers, however, remain the front-runners for Greinke, and are likely to offer the largest financial package, sources say. Greinke, 29, also might prefer to return to the National League rather than pitch in a hitter-friendly park in the AL. But if he chooses the Dodgers, the Rangers will be in position to pivot quickly. ...
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