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The Battle For Zack Greinke

December 6, 2012 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
Zack Greinke is about to say bye bye to the Los Angeles Angels.
Zack Greinke will strike it rich any day.

The most prized pitcher on the free agent market will soon be an extremely rich dude.

It seems as though either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Texas Rangers are about to make Zack Greinke just the ninth $100-million pitcher in the history of the game.

Of the course the Dodgers know a thing or two about giving nine-digit contracts to a hurler, having inked the first ever such deal with Kevin Brown back in 1998. The fact that some of these deals blew up monumentally (think Mike Hampton and to a lesser extent Barry Zito) still makes teams very wary about tossing around that kind of coin for such a fragile and fleeting item as a great arm.

But Greinke – and likely his potential new Dodger teammate Clayton Kershaw (about to sign a huge-ass extension that could even make him the game’s first $200-million pitcher) – is most assuredly going to join the $100-million club.

But back to the battle for Greinke. Texas seems to be at the centre of the winter meetings and pretty much every rumour of substance involves the Rangers to some extent.

The meetings reach their conclusion Thursday, so if there’s going to be a spate of major movement, today’s the day.
It’s as if everyone awaits the fate of Greinke (and Josh Hamilton) before jumping in once the market is set. Texas is trying to land both, but it’s far more important for the future of the team to sign Greinke, because he’s much more likely to lead the Rangers back to the promised land. Don’t get us wrong — both players have their own personal demons and baggage, but Greinke is more of a difference-maker from a long-term perspective.

LA remains the apparent frontrunner for Greinke’s services, but many believe if the Rangers want him, he’s theirs’ for the taking.

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November 1, 2010 | by RotoRob | Comments (0)
While Ryan didn’t get an interview, you’d have to think if he was legitimately interested in returning to a GM post, the Mets would have wanted to talk to him. Having said that, based on reactions on the Mets’ page on Facebook, the team’s fans are quite stoked about having Alderson as the man charged to turn things around.
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November 30, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (4)
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March 3, 2009 | by RotoRob | Comments (2)
The World Champion Phillies think they will be stronger with Raul Ibanez instead of Pat Burrell in left field. Spring Training is officially underway, and all is right with the world again. That means it’s time for us to step up our baseball coverage, starting with the completion of our free agent report. Miss a section? [...]
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March 2, 2009 | by TSM | Comments (0)
Over the next couple of days, Brian Burke’s legacy as GM of the Leafs will begin to form. It’s a frosty Monday morning, folks. It’s a blustery -15 C here in Toronto. The only place it may be colder is on Brian Burke’s cellphone. There are numerous theories out there this morning as to what is [...]
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