Showing posts with label Zach Greinke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zach Greinke. Show all posts

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Greinke signs, Will that open the door for a Dickey Trade???

The Dodgers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year, $147-million contract, how will this effect the Mets?

The Pitching Market Officially Opens!  The teams that wanted Greinke will chase the next level of available pitchers either by trade (James Shields or R.A. Dickey).. or go the Lohse way out in free agents..

In the next few days there should be a flourish of new Dickey Rumors afloat..

Dickey on the move??
Multiple teams remain interested in trading for R.A. Dickey, though it's possible the Mets will keep him heading into 2013 even if he doesn't agree to an extension.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is reportedly seeking two years and $26MM on top of the $5MM he's owed next season. According to multiple reports the Mets are only offering $10 Million a year, for two..

Do the Mets make the splash on a contract for Dickey??

The Mets and Dickey have "established common ground" on the length and structure of an extension according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

The team has given the knuckleballer the flexibility to choose among several options, though money remains a sticking point.

Which leads me to believe the Mets are ready to play hardball and pull the trigger on the highest bidder for Dickey..

Who is in Dickey Trade Sweepstakes??

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Rumor Mill: Dodgers Expected to sign Greinke, Deal being delayed by other possible deals

According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are expected to keep on spending this off-season, beginning with Zack Greinke.

The Dodgers, also could add arguably the second-most attractive free-agent pitcher, righty Anibal Sanchez, in a dual investment that could approach $250 million.

At the moment, the Dodgers also are negotiating with another starter, Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin. The deadline to sign him is Sunday. If the Dodgers fail to complete a deal, they will not pay a $25.7 million posting fee to his Korean team.

That would be $25.7 million more for the Dodgers to redirect to free-agent starters, or perhaps an expensive pitcher whom they might acquire in a trade.

The Dodgers, sources say, have talked to the Mets about NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

As many insiders have said, once the Greinke signing is official the Mets may find themselves in the driver seat for a compatible Dickey trade that will fill their needs...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Once Greinke signs somewhere, We will know Dickey's fate

Free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, the 29-year-old right-hander who, by the end of these meetings, may end up the richest pitcher in history.

He is being wooed by the Rangers, Nationals, Red Sox, Angels, Royals, Tigers, Padres and, of course, the Dodgers -  who have become the Yankees of the National League.  Many of those teams if they shut of out the Greinke sweepstakes will turn lower tier pitchers like Kyle Lohse or Anibal Sanchez.. Other teams will look to trade alternatives including pitchers  Dickey, Price, Shields...

That puts Sandy Alderson in a better position to raise the price or get what he has asked for already in a Dickey trade without breaking a sweat..

So while many are waiting for R.A. Dickey to get traded or wonder why it has been taking so long, there is your answer...

The Mets have laid the ground work to teams to say, "Dickey is Available ", "What do you have to offer?"  Now they just wait to see..

Evidence of this process was brought to my attention by Jeff Passan of CBS Sports... "The sentiment from more than a dozen executives and agents was consistent.. The rest of the pitching market is frozen until Greinke signs..."

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