Its not like we have a mashing style offense like Texas or the Yanks where we can get away with 3 or 4 of our starting pitchers with 4.5+ eras...
:rolleyes: = sarcasm
@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: Greinke talks reaching critical stage. #Dodgers considering pulling out and moving on to other pursuits.
When they pull out we offer 5/85. Guaranteed to sign
dodgers are going to end up wishing they would have just jumped on someone like blanton before he was no longer available.
So we are out of it.Quote:
Many trade and free agent possibilities are on hold as teams wait to see where Greinke will sign, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Greinke knows the Dodgers and Rangers are serious about signing him, but he now appears to be uncertain about his next step. The Rangers would prefer to sign Greinke, trade Michael Young to Philadelphia and acquire Justin Upton, Nightengale reports.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#MgL7ARm0ZdlYz20T.99
I don't have very high hopes of re-signing Greinke at this point, but this can either be taken as very good news or very bad news. The good news being the Dodgers might be out of it, the bad news being the Rangers are likely the front-runners now.Quote:
The Dodgers are pessimistic about their chances of signing Greinke, Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports. GM Ned Colletti had a memorable response when asked if he was on the doorstep of signing the free agent right-hander. "We're not on the front lawn. ... We're barely out of the car at the curb. It's better than driving around the neighborhood looking for the house. We know where the house is located. We just can't seem to get out of the car."
6:45pm: The Dodgers appear to be close to signing Zack Greinke, reports Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports (on Twitter). There is still ground to be covered, but Los Angeles is out in front for the right-hander's services at the moment.
Greinke, 29, is the free agent market's top pitcher and top overall player according to MLBTR's Tim Dierkes. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched to a 3.48 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 212 1/3 innings split between the Brewers and Angels last season. It was his fourth 200+ inning season in the last five years.
The Dodgers, Angels, and Rangers have been the righty's three primary suitors this offseason. Yesterday we learned that the Halos are "very unlikely" to re-sign Greinke, who was "blown away" by his visit to Texas. The Dodgers were also said to be pessimistic about their chances to land him, so these things can change in a hurry.
It's a six-year contract worth $145MM, reports Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter links). That would be the largest contract ever given to right-handed pitcher, surpassing Matt Cain's five-year, $112.5MM deal. Hernandez emphasizes that the deal is not done yet.
The Rangers have been told that Greinke is not signing with them, reports MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.
Welp...At least the Ranger didn't get him.