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Zack Greinke switches agents

Dec 17, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

Zack Greinke

Players switch agents at any time and for a zillion reasons, but when a guy who is a hot trade property like Zack Greinke does it, you take special notice.  Ed Price:

Greinke is now being represented by Jeff Berry and Casey Close of CAA, a major league source told FanHouse. He had been represented by SFX.  The timing of the switch is interesting, as Greinke could finally get his wish for a trade out of Kansas City this winter.

In a lot of ways, dealing Greinke is more like a free agent negotiation than it is a trade, what with his reportedly massive no-trade clause.  Sure, the Royals and the target team are the most important ones in any transaction, but Greinke’s blessing is going to be required. Alternatively, Greinke and/or his representation will have to talk potential trade partners into taking a chance on him given all of the uncertainty about his makeup, for lack of a better term.  This is well-covered territory, of course.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 17, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    No one can possibly know the real reason that Zack Greinke switched agents. It could be because of the pressure of playing in a high-intensity market like Kansas City, or it could be because he really wants to go relax in the Bronx. We can only guess.

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM

      No pressure at all if he pitches for the Metropolitans.

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM

        Unless he needs to associate with the Wilpons…or KRod…

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM

        My bad. Utley’s Hair is right. There are worse things than associating with Hankie.

    • bigharold - Dec 18, 2010 at 2:43 AM

      “No one can possibly know the real reason that Zack Greinke switched agents.”

      Of course that won’t stop us from speculating!

      “… or it could be because he really wants to go relax in the Bronx.”

      Hey I grew up in the Bronx.

      Maybe he thinks there is a really good low intensity co-op opportunity at 175h & Prospect? Regardless, Yankee fans rarely expectorate upon Yankee players or their wives, with the possible exception of Mrs Burnett!

  2. BC - Dec 17, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    I say he’s going to the Phillies. ;-)

    • Jonny 5 - Dec 17, 2010 at 2:20 PM

      nice……..

    • phukyouk - Dec 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM

      Aren’t monopolies illegal?

      • Utley's Hair - Dec 17, 2010 at 6:27 PM

        Not in baseball.

      • Old Gator - Dec 18, 2010 at 12:16 AM

        Not with this Supreme Court.

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM

      He’d make a hell of a No. 5 starter.

  3. Detroit Michael - Dec 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Looks like Casey Close’s handling of the Jeter contract negotiations may have helped his reputation as an effective agent among the player population.

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 17, 2010 at 5:59 PM

      This is proof that he does not want to pitch for the Yankees.

  4. jfk69 - Dec 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Looks like Zack is Bronx bound at some point in 2011.

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