Greinke Plans To Hire An Agent After Season

THURSDAY: Greinke will hire an agent if he reaches free agency next winter, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets.  The right-hander is open to discussing a long-term deal with the Brewers on his own.  Michael Weiner of the MLBPA told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio that he's not concerned that Greinke doesn't have an agent (Twitter link).

WEDNESDAY: Zack Greinke plans to hire an agent, ESPN's Jim Bowden learned after talking with the Brewers righty on Sunday.  Greinke, one of the biggest names eligible for free agency after the 2012 season, has been without an agent for several months after leaving CAA.  According to Bowden, Greinke is expected to consider hiring Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA, Casey Close of Excel Sports Management, Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group, and Seth Levinson of ACES.  With a potential $100MM contract on the way, competition will be fierce to represent Greinke.

In February, Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Bowden he and owner Mark Attanasio plan to discussion an extension with Greinke this spring.


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25 Comments on "Greinke Plans To Hire An Agent After Season"


Guest
3 years 4 months ago

I would have loved to been a fly on the wall during negotiations if Greinke hadn’t hired one.  He has the best sound bites in the business.  He sounds like a 7 year old boy

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ThePaulCrew
3 years 4 months ago

You mean he sounds like a human being, right? Not like he is being force-fed lines by some PR firm. Greinke is awesome and his openness and honesty are a huge part of that. You may call him a 7-year-old boy but I’ll take that over a sound bite full of cliches any day.

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redsx968
3 years 4 months ago

America!

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Scott Singer
3 years 3 months ago

Well, y’know, when we’re winning it’s fun. Y’know, we just try to come out and play hard, y’know. It’s good, y’know. 
– Prince Fielder

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Fizzzay
3 years 4 months ago

Sounds like the Brewers blew the chance to get him a little cheaper.

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melonis_rex
3 years 4 months ago

not really. guy’s just as likely to overvalue his skills as he is to undervalue them.

Unless his agent is announced as Scott Boras. Then, you’ll be entirely right.

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cubsfan97
3 years 4 months ago

Calling Scott boras, calling Scott boras!

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3 years 4 months ago

Ehh this is Zack Greinke were talking about. I feel like he’d hire Jerry Maguire before Boras.

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101andCounting
3 years 3 months ago

Or Arliss.

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Kevin Swords
3 years 4 months ago

There is a lot that goes into player/contract negotiations. Perhaps it was just too much for him to want to deal with right now, especially with the upcoming season.  His new agent will deal with the money, he will concentrate on baseball (of which would be beneficial to him entering a walk year) . The Brewers can still lock him up, they will just be dealing with someone who negotiates contracts for a living now. 

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pmollan
3 years 4 months ago

My feeling is this means he’s ready to extend with the Crew.  He said earlier that he wasn’t hiring a 10%er because “there is no need”.  I guess there now is a need…

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toddcoffeytime
3 years 4 months ago

This was my immediate thought, he said he was just kind of having fun looking at the other side of baseball by playing his own agent in some vague extension talks with Melvin earlier this spring–if Greinke and the Brewers were not getting serious about an extension he just wouldn’t hire an agent until after this season.

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toddcoffeytime
3 years 4 months ago

This was my immediate thought, he said he was just kind of having fun looking at the other side of baseball by playing his own agent in some vague extension talks with Melvin earlier this spring–if Greinke and the Brewers were not getting serious about an extension he just wouldn’t hire an agent until after this season.