AL West Notes: Greinke, Ryan, Rangers

The Angels will do everything they can to sign Zack Greinke long-term, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian reports (on Twitter). The Angels surrendered three prospects for Greinke, but the Casey Close client is just two months away from the free agent market. Greinke appears to have turned down an extension offer exceeding $100MM before the Brewers traded him to Anaheim. Here’s the latest from his new division…

  • The Yankees attempted to acquire Brendan Ryan from the Mariners, but Seattle turned them down, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). Ryan is one of many infield options the Yankees have considered this month.
  • The Phillies have scouted the Rangers' farm system aggressively, Danny Knobler of reports (on Twitter).
  • The Rangers discussed Josh Beckett before obtaining the rights to Yu Darvish last offseason, but aren't comfortable with the Red Sox right-hander, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Rangers are focused on upgrading their bench and bullpen, and they could consider trades for catchers.

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9 Comments on "AL West Notes: Greinke, Ryan, Rangers"

3 years 1 month ago

Greinke is coming back to Milwaukee because he got a losing decision in Anaheim ruining his streak

East Coast Bias
3 years 1 month ago

Yankees and Mariners realize there are other teams in the league, right?

3 years 1 month ago

Wonder why Phillies have been aggressively looking at Rangers farm system

Reid Elliott
3 years 1 month ago

my gosh, it seems as though the mariners are asking to steep a price for alot of people or not willing to trade them. Ryan is hitting like 190 and we’re pretty much done for the season in playoff terms unless we pull a cardinals of last year or A’s esque streak of this year.

Wes Whitenack
3 years 1 month ago

Someone doesn’t understand defensive value.

3 years 1 month ago

Yes please take ryan

can we have ichiro back?

3 years 1 month ago

Since the start of the 2011 season, Ichiro has posted a WAR of 1.8 in 262 games while Brendan Ryan has posted a WAR of 4.4 in 215 games. Ichiro is in the final season of his contract that pays $18 million a year while Ryan remains under his team’s control for another season working off his 2012 salary of $1.75 million.
It’s clear which player has more trade value.

3 years 1 month ago

Now an argument like this makes since. Simply saying he plays goood defense doesn’t mean a thing. At this point brendan ryan is an offensive jokester

3 years 1 month ago

Its clear Jack Zurenzik does not want to deal with the Yankees unless he has too.