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Zack Greinke plans to hire a new agent eventually

Mar 7, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

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Zack Greinke has been without an agent since leaving CAA last year, but the Brewers right-hander told Jim Bowden of ESPN.com that he plans to hire new representation before hitting the open market as a free agent after the season.

Greinke initially indicated that he might try to negotiate a long-term deal by himself, which would save millions of dollars in commissions, but he’s apparently thought better of it.

And there’s a lot of money to be made from what will almost surely be a $100 million-plus contract, so Greinke is probably fielding a whole bunch of calls from interested agents and, knowing his introverted personality, is probably hating it.

In the meantime he’s entering the final season of a four-year, $38 million deal inked with the Royals.

  1. El Bravo - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Please let it be Gary Sheffield…..PLEASE!!!!

  2. stex52 - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Zack! You are going to be rich beyonnd your wildest dreams! You concentrate on pitching. These guys have lawyers working for them who can make sure everything is legal and standard practice. They have financial planners to make sure you are taken care of for life. They know what your likely market value is. They can make sure every document you sign is legal and in your best interest. Where are you going to find the time to do all of that?

    You can tell them exactly what you want and they are bound by it. Don’t try to do this yourself. MLB will jerk you around for sure.

  3. sportsdrenched.com - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    I know Zack is different, but even he knows what he doesn’t know can cost him more than the agent commission.

  4. sportsdrenched.com - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    I hope any contract Zack does sign includes stipulations that a Chipoltle be built in the stadium, that he gets to mow the outfield once every home stand, and that Emily has a propper seat.

  5. kcfanatic - Mar 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    I’m thinking he may be back in KC. He always loved it here. He just wanted to see a winning team. We will have a winning team in KC by the time he hits the open market.

  6. rockthered1286 - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Can’t wait til next offseason when the O’s almost consider thinking about speculating talks with a friend of Grienke’s new agent’s neighbor…

  7. jason1214 - Mar 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    @KC
    Wishfully thinking. Royals can’t compete with what Zach’s gonna get.

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