Rosenthal On Greinke, Free Agency, Trades

With a national television deal in place and labor peace established, MLB teams are ready to spend. Some people in the commissioner’s office are nervous about the possibility of more lavish free agent contracts, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Here are more notes from Rosenthal on the day before free agents can sign with any team…

  • The Angels want to sign Zack Greinke, but so do their biggest rivals, the Dodgers and the Rangers.
  • Rosenthal points out that the offseason could unfold more quickly this year, partly because of the new MLB calendar. Teams won’t have to wait as long to determine which free agents are linked to draft pick compensation, which should accelerate the free agent market. I discussed the possibility in this week’s MLBTR chat.
  • Rosenthal expects almost every free agent who receives a qualifying offer to reject it.
  • MLB officials expect the trade market to remain “hot” throughout the winter, according to Rosenthal.


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30 Comments on "Rosenthal On Greinke, Free Agency, Trades"


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Jonathan ROMO
2 years 8 months ago

I honestly believe the Angels will end up winning his services! The ideal place for him IMO

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Chewtoy123
2 years 8 months ago

Why is that?

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Ta-Kuan Fuan
2 years 8 months ago

I agree with Jonathan. It’s a big market team with a small market media and it’s a low pressure area (compared to high pressure east coast cities) so his anxiety won’t be an issue. The Big A is also a neutral/slight pitcher’s park and he has other big time stars here to take the bulk of the attention away from him, which also helps with the anxiety.

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Gumby65
2 years 8 months ago

“It’s a big market team with a small market media” I would have said that except for switching the order around 180 degrees.

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

I think his ideal team is ironically the same team that makes the largest bid.

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Chad Woelk
2 years 8 months ago

See ya back in KC Zack!!!

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dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

Lol

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feathers
2 years 8 months ago

Greinke will certainly be the most sought after starter in FA this year, but i have a strong feeling that whoever gets him will end up paying well above market value. That used to mean he’d most likely end up with the Yankees or Red Sox but no more. Now it seems there are 6 to 8 teams willing to overpay.

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rundmc1981
2 years 8 months ago

NYY/BOS? He’s not worth the luxury tax.

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Tko11
2 years 8 months ago

Boston isnt even close to the luxury tax after that Dodger trade

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rundmc1981
2 years 8 months ago

Yeah, you’re right. Sorry. I’ve gotten so used to writing that.

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BlueSkyLA
2 years 8 months ago

I have a feeling of absolutely certainty that whomever gets him will pay exactly the market value.

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Gumby65
2 years 8 months ago

It’s a Heim bidding war…Guggen vs. Ana.

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

It made me laugh.

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Douglas Bath
2 years 8 months ago

only 1 season in his career has he topped ERA+ of 125. if it gets to 130 million in 6 years the winner will be the team that doesn’t sign him.

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Tko11
2 years 8 months ago

In 2007 he had 124 and 2008 125 so he came close.