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Zack Greinke Rumors: Tuesday

Yesterday, we learned that the Dodgers have started asking about Zack Greinke and the rival Angels already view them as their biggest threat to sign the hurler away.  Here's the today's news on the right-hander with the latest up top..

  • One person involved in the talks believe that Greinke's deal will eclipse C.C. Sabathia's seven-year, $161MM deal, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (via Twitter).
  • The Angels are now unlikely to retain Greinke, sources tell Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.  The Halos still don't have a No. 3 starter in support of Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson but according to one person familiar with their plans, "It won't be Greinke."  The Angels were once the frontrunners to sign Greinke, but they appear unwilling to shell out the kind money that it will require.
  • Meanwhile, the Dodgers are considered the frontrunners for the right-hander according to a source familiar with the negotiations, tweets Jim Bowden of ESPN.com.  However, nothing is completed between the two sides.

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