AL West Notes: Angels, Rangers, Greinke

A few items of note out of the AL West, where the Rangers held a 4.5-game lead over the second-place Halos entering Tuesday night's action …

  • Angels GM Jerry Dipoto doesn't expect his club to be busy at the trade deadline, writes Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com. The lineup and bullpen, in particular, seem to be pretty set, and though Dipoto hinted that he'd like to improve the rotation, he said it won't be easy to do so. Owner Arte Moreno isn't inclined to increase the team's $151MM payroll, according to Saxon, especially after last offseason's spending spree.
  • Despite a rash of injuries to the starting rotation, Rangers GM Jon Daniels doesn't plan to be any more aggressive in seeking starting pitchers at the trade deadline, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, as Texas' disabled hurlers are all expected back shortly after the All-Star break. Said Daniels: "The group we're going to get back is probably more impactful than anybody we can go get out there," according to Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com (via Twitter).
  • However, the Rangers could be in the mix for Brewers starter Zack Greinke, speculates Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com (Twitter link), as they were a finalist for the right-hander when the Royals traded him to Milwaukee following the 2010 season. It remains to be seen whether the Brewers will re-sign Greinke or deal him before the deadline.


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23 Comments on "AL West Notes: Angels, Rangers, Greinke"


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Redsox7
3 years 11 days ago

If Grienke had AL east experience I would hope the sox would get him but Marcum and Garza do but Garza would cost alot

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Melvin McMurf
3 years 11 days ago

isnt arte getting a 150 mill a year from fox??   spend it now before everyone else gets a new tv contract

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3 years 11 days ago

Greinke only had one year in the AL where he looked like an ace.  Other than that his best ERA was almost 3.50.  The Rangers don’t need to trade for Greinke.

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Colin Christopher
3 years 11 days ago

So you’re saying the Rangers only need aces? That’s not how most rotations are built. Before this year, Colby Lewis hadn’t had an ERA below 3.72, but he’s done quite well for the Rangers and they seem to want him. In the years you mentioned, when Greinke had ERAs in the AL of 3.69 and 3.47, he was about half a run below the league average ERA. I guess what I’m asking is this: What is it about Greinke that makes you think the Rangers don’t need him, especially now that Colby Lewis is on the DL?

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3 years 10 days ago

Do the Rangers “need” him? No. Could they use him? Sure, who couldn’t? After the AS break Texas will have Harrison, Darvish, Oswalt, Holland, and Lewis in the rotation. That’s with Feliz, Ogando, Adams, Nathan, Uehara, Ross, Feldman, etc…all in the bullpen.
The thing is that Wash, JD, and Nolan are all very loyal to their guys. If Greinke became a Ranger, who goes to the ‘pen? Darvish is a starter. Lewis has been one of the best pitchers in the postseason the past 2 years. Harrison has been one of our best starters. Oswalt didn’t come to Texas to sit in the ‘pen. Holland is really a starter, but if he can’t get it together when he gets back I feel like he’s the odd man out…and should be. The best pitchers need to start, but Wash will not send Derek to the ‘pen unless he has no other choice. Then imagine the logjam that creates in the postseason (assuming they make it, of course).

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CommissionerBart
3 years 11 days ago

Would Greinke want to pitch in Texas, whether for the rest of the year or re-signing?  I’m not so sure….

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3 years 10 days ago

Texas was one of the teams he was willing to go to when he was made available by the Royals.

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MadmanTX
3 years 11 days ago

Greinke has social anxiety disorder, so pitching in a smaller market would benefit him. Arlington might work for him, but I’d rather pry Porcello away from the Tigers.

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3 years 10 days ago

What about Porcello makes you want him over Greinke? Aside from the S.A.D.