Found November 26, 2012 on NESN.com:
To say that the cupboard is sparse for elite free agent pitching this offseason would be an understatement. That’s good news for Zack Greinke, who could turn his resume into a record contract thanks to the weak market, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Baseball executives expect Greinke to be able to get a deal worth $25 million a year for up to six years, or $150 million overall, according to Heyman. The right-handed Greinke, who had several untouchable seasons in Kansas City and also won the 2009 American League Cy Young award, is head and shoulders above the rest of this year’s free agent pitching class. The Angels, with whom Greinke pitched for part of last season, and the newly endowed Dodgers are considered the frontrunners to lock Greinke up. The Angels have shown signs that they want to reshape a rotation that also includes Jered Weaver around Greinke. The club traded Ervin Santana and didn’t try to bring back Dan Haren, two major pieces of last year’s pitching staff. While ...
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