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Rangers “recently met with” free agent Zack Greinke

Dec 2, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

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Here’s the report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

The Rangers, hoping to lure top free-agent target Zack Greinke with their winning ways and strong roster, recently met with the pitcher, sources said.

The Dodgers are widely considered the favorite for Greinke because of their seemingly-endless budget and the right-hander’s desire for a record-breaking deal. But the Rangers can spend with the best of ’em and could have quite a bit of expendable cash if they don’t re-sign Josh Hamilton.

The Angels have also met recently with Greinke and his representatives, and the Nationals could be a darkhorse.

Greinke posted a stellar 3.48 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 200/54 K/BB ratio in 212 1/3 innings this past season between Milwaukee and Anaheim. The 29-year-old boasts a 3.77 career ERA and a 1.25 career WHIP.

  1. samu0034 - Dec 2, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Jesus Christ, the Nationals? That rotation would be absurd.

  2. jjpileggi - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Bet on the Dodgers. Dumb money usually wins.

  3. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    I stopped reading after Jon Heyman

  4. sportsnut101 - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    He has to go somewhere where he’s not the main guy.

    Nationals would be sick

  5. mnwildfan15 - Dec 2, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    He will go to a small market team

  6. Utley's Hair - Dec 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    “…recently met with…?” That has got to be the most “Meh…whatever…” incarnation of “kicked the tires” I’ve seen in a baseball FA report. Also, several mystery teams have breathed the same air as Greinke.

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