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While the Los Angeles Angels are now viewed as unlikely to re-sign
right-hander Zack Greinke this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers are seen as the
frontrunner for the market’s top starter, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the front runner for Zack Greinke according to source with knowledge of the negotiations.... but NOT over
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 27, 2012
After trading Ervin Santana and electing not to exercise Dan
Haren’s 2013 option, the Angels basically went all-in for Greinke. They were
viewed as the favorite to ink the right-hander entering the offseason, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com is now reporting that they are unlikely to sign him.
While Greinke seems destined for a record contract, some
believe in the six-year, $150 million range, Knobler notes that the Angels just
“don’t seem willing to provide that.” Though free agent situations can change
quickly, the Angels’ focus has “shifted away from Greinke,” according to
Beyond the Angels, the Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Washington
Nationals are the teams that have also been tied to Greinke.
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You can never have too much pitching, but I think the Dodgers might take this notion a bit too far.
The Dodgers are considered the front-runners this winter by multiple sources for the services of Zack Greinke. With the Dodgers' rotation already full, someone is going to have to go if the team does indeed sign the right-hander.
The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw...
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...
Baseball executives see free agent Zack Greinke, who’s drawn
interest from the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and
Washington Nationals, commanding a contract for at least six years and perhaps
as much as $25 million per season, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Baseball executives see star free-agent right-hander Zack
Greinke landing a...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are rumored to be the favorite to
sign right-hander Zack Greinke, and they took the first step in that process
yesterday as they met with the free agent, reports Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.
The Dodgers met Thursday with Zack Greinke. They're very serious about signing him, and this looks like the start of it.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) November...
If the Zack Greinke sweepstakes comes down to the two L.A. teams as many have speculated, then the talented right-hander could soon don Dodger Blue.
According to CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler, the Angels are unlikely to sign Greinke despite once being considered the favorites to do so.
A report over the weekend indicated that Greinke could be in line to receive a record-setting...
If reports are to be believed, the Angels have gotten a sense of what kind of financial commitment it will take to keep Zack Greinke and decided that they just can't afford him... even though they kind of knew what his price tag would be when they traded for him... and still knew that price a few weeks ago when they overtly expressed how re-signing was their top priority.
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...
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 November 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels worried about Dodgers signing Greinke, considering Ryan Madson, trade value rankings and much more...
The Story: The Angels view the Dodgers as their biggest threat to re-signing Zack Greinke.
The Monkey Says: I'm not buying it. The Dodgers already have too many pitchers...
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...
Stop me if you've heard this one before, "The Dodgers are considered the front runners to sign Zack Greinke." Or was it Hiroki Kuroda? Or Anibal Sanchez? Or Kyuji Fujikawa? Or Kevin Youkilis? Or how about just every free agent ever?
It seems that no matter what position a player plays or how much money he wants, the Dodgers want him. Their greed and...
The November 28th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels complete Madson signing, unlikely to sign Greinke, Weaver a cause for concern and much more...
The Story: The Angels have agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal with Ryan Madson, pending the results of his physical.
The Monkey Says: This appears to be a done deal with...
We should know the fate of free agent center fielder B.J. Upton soon. Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM Radio reports that the Phillies, Braves, and a "mystery team" are all aggressively competing for Upton's services:
Bowden also says that the Braves have a "slight lead" for Upton's services. At least we know for once that the Phillies are not...
The Phillies need a center fielder and it appears they may be one of the final teams in the running to sign free agent center fielder B.J. Upton.
According to Jim Bowden of ESPN the Phillies and NL East rival Atlanta Braves are the two teams thought to be in the mix, with reports of a mystery third team also in the bidding process.
Braves-Phillies in fascinating bidding...