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The Rangers are favorites to land Zack Greinke, according to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register.
For what it’s worth, I was told today the #Rangers are the favorites for Greinke. It could all just be posturing now. Wait and see.
That goes against what Jim Bowden of ESPN said though.
Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the front runner for Zack Greinke according to source with knowledge of the negotiations…. but NOT over
Of course, while Bowden is a former GM, he doesn’t come off as much of a reporter, and all the hype about Greinke to the Dodgers does seem a bit trumped up out of nowhere.
As I’ve stated before though, to any Dodger fan, he has to be the top choice of the off-season.
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Brian Wilson‘s first choice after the Giants is … the Dodgers.
Hearing Brian Wilson’s first choice to pitch in 2012 — outside of SF — is for the Dodgers. He lives in LA during offseason.
Rather than do any analysis of this, I’m just going to say that this would be a nightmare.
I don’t care if it’s a good price or not, just … ugh. No.
Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Dodgers have interest in Kyle Lohse.
Source: Dodgers showing interest in Kyle Lohse
I’d take this with a grain of salt since there’s no support for it elsewhere and because he also said Hiroki Kuroda was going somewhere in Los Angeles and that the Dodgers approached Torii Hunter with a two-year deal.
Needless to say, if the Dodgers payroll is what it’s rumored to be, this would be an utterly confusing signing.
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With all the controversy going on in Los Angeles about who they will pick up in the offseason, many outlets have begun to report that they have their sights set firmly on current free agent pitcher Zack Greinke. By acquiring the talents of Greinke, the Dodgers could become viable MLB picks throughout the year. While Los Angeles certainly has the money to get Greinke going into the...
I know you probably don’t want to see another post about Brian Wilson possibly heading to the hated Dodgers if he doesn’t come back to the San Francisco Giants.
Seeing a photoshop picture of Wilson in a Dodgers uniform has really got fans fired up. Some are ready to cut the umbilical cord between the Giants and their homegrown son Wilson.
Let’s take a step back, and see...
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...
If it wasn't obvious by now, I have become completely obsessed with the Angels and their pursuit of Zack Greinke. Or I should say their aborted pursuit of Greinke because apparently everyone, including the Halos, has decided that the Dodgers are just going to give him all the money in the world. That's the conventional wisdom. The Dodgers have unlimited money and want...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in free agent
right-hander Kyle Lohse, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.
Source: Dodgers showing interest in Kyle Lohse
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) November 28, 2012
Los Angeles has made it clear that it has money to spend
this offseason. The Dodgers are targeting starting pitchers to bolster their
With Friday’s deadline looming to tender Brian Wilson a contract. The San Francisco Giants are starting to hear the buzz of other teams that might be looking to add Wilson to their bullpen mix.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com says (via Twitter) the Red Sox could have interest in the New Hampshire native Wilson. Rosenthal also points out that Wilson lives in Southern California...
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To remain with the Giants, Brian Wilson will have to do something that he avoids on the mound: compromise.
The Giants declined to tender a 2013 contract Friday to Wilson, the
pugnacious closer who never...
Two years ago, Zack Greinke rejected a trade to the Washington Nationals because he thought the team wasn't good enough.
On Thursday, coming off a 98-win season, the Nats traded for Minnesota center fielder Denard Span, all but screaming at Greinke, "How do you like us now?"
I'm not saying the Nats suddenly are the favorites for Greinke -- that distinction belongs...
It happens every off-season, teams get into a frenzied bidding situation for a high profile free agent. Just when we think we know who he is going to sign with- BAM! They strike out of nowhere! The mystery team!!!
You never believe it when they are mentioned in rumors. You scoff and mock the reporter who even suggests their presence. But then, lo and behold, that'...
The baseball offseason is entering its second month, and so far the biggest story has been the Miami Marlins' salary dump.
That's 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...
1. Back Up the Truck for Zack Greinke: Listen, I’m not going to sit here and sugar coat the state of the Boston Red Sox starting pitching. Assuming Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, and John Lackey are healthy, it’s not exactly the most daunting pitching staff in the league. This staff needs an ace. This isn’t a secret. But DO NOT go out and be the team that throws...
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract with closer Brian Wilson by Friday night's deadline, allowing him to become a free agent.
Wilson, who is recovering from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow, made only two appearances for the World Series champions this year after suffering the elbow injury in April. He underwent Click Link...
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...
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Well this is an interesting possibility. Scott Lauber, former Phillies writer and current Red Sox writer for the Boston Globe had a very interesting reaction to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal mentioned that the Dodgers and Red Sox were possible landing places for Giants closer Brian Wilson. Lauber chimed in:
Now, of course, if the...
The nontender deadline has come and gone, and several notable players are among the batch of players looking for work.
Rays: Ben Francisco
Blue Jays: Bobby Wilson
Rangers: Geovany Soto, Brandon Snyder
Orioles: Mark Reynolds
Red Sox: Rich Hill, Ryan Sweeney
Indians: Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez
Tigers: Daniel Schlereth
Nationals: John Lannan, Tom Gorzelanny