Heyman On Greinke, Red Sox, Wright

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the latest from a handful of MLB owners…

  • Brewers owner Mark Attanasio told Heyman he wants to sign Zack Greinke to a long-term deal. "Sure, why not? We'd like to keep him,” Attanasio said. Greinke, a free agent this offseason, said he likes playing in Milwaukee. "Good owner. Good guys in management. Good guys in the clubhouse. Really good, really good,'' Greinke said. It’s likely Greinke will ask for a $100MM contract this offseason, and that would be a lot for the small-market Brewers to commit.
  • Red Sox owner Tom Werner told Heyman that manager Bobby Valentine is "absolutely" doing fine (Twitter link).
  • Mets owner Fred Wilpon told Heyman that he hopes to retain David Wright long-term (Twitter links). Wilpon says his third baseman is "a great kid and a great player."


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12 Comments on "Heyman On Greinke, Red Sox, Wright"


mitch
3 years 2 months ago

Didn’t the Brewers offer C.C. $100 mil?

3 years 2 months ago

Sure,but C.C. just had to put on pinstripes,like so many other players. Wouldn’t it mean more to win a ring with the Brewers then the Yankees?

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Considering the Brewers have never a WS, we don’t know what it would mean like hehe

I would honestly say it would depend on what World Series team you were on. If I was a baseball fan, for the past 20 years or so, I think it would mean the most to be on the 2001 DBacks team or 2011 Cardinal team.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 2 months ago

No love for the 2004 Red Sox or 2005 White Sox?

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Them too but I was mostly talking about being a part of a team that played in one of the greatest WS ever. Not overall team (in which I would put the 2 Sox teams in those respective years as some of the best of course )

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 2 months ago

Then based on drama of the series alone over the last 20 years I’d choose 1991 or 2001. 

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Agreed. Maybe 1997 also or 2002

daveineg
3 years 2 months ago

The point Robert was making is that most baseball fans know the deck is stacked in favor of the large market teams, most notably of course the Yankees.  While that doesn’t completely discount their championships, having the deck stacked in your favor cheapens your championships, certainly in the eyes of many smaller market fans.  That makes the rare championships for teams that overcome the disadvantages of market size extra special.  Should the Brewers win one, every guy on that team will forever be revered in Milwaukee.  In NY, the glory is shared among many players from many eras.

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Lol I knew that from when it was posted.

Hal
3 years 2 months ago

RED SOX would have meant the most to me, and that’s why I would want to go to the Cubs as a elite talent. If you’re one of the reasons the Cubs break the curse of the billy goat you’d be a king on the North Side.

hawkny1
3 years 2 months ago

Valentine has made his share of mistakes, like erring on the side of his starters who stay in games and inning longer than they should, giving too many at bats to Darnell MacDonald and not offering up possible reasons why Adrien Gonzalez is still not hitting home runs.   When the team fell to 12-19 it was obvious that he was stressed but, to his credit,  he maintained his composure, in the dugout during those losing games.  Having just completed a 5-1 home stand, he seems more relaxed and the team seems more confident.  It is hard to say what is going on behind closed doors with his players or with the brass in the front office but Tom Werner seems to be in his camp….so he has to be doing somethings right including playing younger, less experienced guys like Nava and Middlebrooks.  They have added spark to the team’s offense and played good defense in the field during the last 8 – 10 games.  His choice of Alfredo Aceves to be his closer was a solid decision too.  Alfredo is rising to the task quite well.  All in all, a B- grade so far…

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 2 months ago

Exactly what I was thinking.