Zack Greinke

#21SP,
W
17
L
7
ERA
3.20
K
215
BB
45
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: Orlando, Florida
Draft: 2002 1st round (6th pick) by the
  • According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rangers' pursuit of Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke is "said to be pretty dead."<p><b>Advice</b>: USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier this week that the Rangers were offering only "marginal prospects" for the Arizona ace, and the Diamondbacks are not interested in a straight salary-dump. Heyman says there are three other teams in the mix. It is believed that one of them is the Phillies. Greinke finished fourth in the NL Cy Young balloting in 2017, but he's owed a whopping $126.5 million over the next four seasons and the Diamondbacks want to free up some cash to re-sign J.D. Martinez.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/941373192383365121">Jon Heyman on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier this week that the Rangers were offering only "marginal prospects" for the Arizona ace, and the Diamondbacks are not interested in a straight salary-dump. Heyman says there are three other teams in the mix. It is believed that one of them is the Phillies. Greinke finished fourth in the NL Cy Young balloting in 2017, but he's owed a whopping $126.5 million over the next four seasons and the Diamondbacks want to free up some cash to re-sign J.D. Martinez.
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  • Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies have shown interest in acquiring Zack Greinke.<p><b>Advice</b>: With the Phillies taking care of their bullpen with the signings of Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek, Murray reports that the Phillies have turned their attention to improving their rotation. Even with those signings, Philadelphia still has one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, so they can certainly afford to take on contract, even a large one like Greinke's. Reports are that despite his sizable contract, the Diamondbacks are not looking to salary dump the 34-year-old right-hander. The Yankees have also shown interest in procurring his services.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/murray-yankees-and-phillies-inquired-about-zack-greinke/">FanRag Sports</a></p>
    Advice: With the Phillies taking care of their bullpen with the signings of Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek, Murray reports that the Phillies have turned their attention to improving their rotation. Even with those signings, Philadelphia still has one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, so they can certainly afford to take on contract, even a large one like Greinke's. Reports are that despite his sizable contract, the Diamondbacks are not looking to salary dump the 34-year-old right-hander. The Yankees have also shown interest in procurring his services.
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  • According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rangers are offering "only marginal prospects" to the Diamondbacks for Zack Greinke.<p><b>Advice</b>: Nightengale says the Rangers also want the Diamondbacks to pick up a portion of the $138.5 million that Greinke is owed over the next four years -- so this would basically be a salary dump. Arizona made it to the National League Division Series this past season and will be looking to go even further in 2018. It's a rumor that made very little sense from the get-go. Nightengale notes that the Rangers have been talking to the Diamondbacks about some of their other starting pitchers as well. Perhaps the clubs can work something out that doesn't involve Greinke, the fourth-place finisher in the 2017 National League Cy Young balloting.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/940788457789673473">Bob Nightengale on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: Nightengale says the Rangers also want the Diamondbacks to pick up a portion of the $138.5 million that Greinke is owed over the next four years -- so this would basically be a salary dump. Arizona made it to the National League Division Series this past season and will be looking to go even further in 2018. It's a rumor that made very little sense from the get-go. Nightengale notes that the Rangers have been talking to the Diamondbacks about some of their other starting pitchers as well. Perhaps the clubs can work something out that doesn't involve Greinke, the fourth-place finisher in the 2017 National League Cy Young balloting.
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  • MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers are talking to the Diamondbacks about their starting pitchers and "Zack Greinke could be in play."<p><b>Advice</b>: That news comes as a pretty big surprise, as the Diamondbacks made it back to the playoffs in 2017 due in large part to Greinke's excellent 3.20 ERA, 1.07 ERA, and 215/45 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 regular-season innings. Greinke does carry a massive contract that will pay him $138.5 million over the next four seasons and he turned 34 years old in October, but Arizona is expected to add, not subtract, this winter. Maybe the Rangers are offering MLB-ready talent in return, or maybe there's nothing to this story at all.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/Sullivan_Ranger/status/940743300222464000">T.R. Sullivan on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: That news comes as a pretty big surprise, as the Diamondbacks made it back to the playoffs in 2017 due in large part to Greinke's excellent 3.20 ERA, 1.07 ERA, and 215/45 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 regular-season innings. Greinke does carry a massive contract that will pay him $138.5 million over the next four seasons and he turned 34 years old in October, but Arizona is expected to add, not subtract, this winter. Maybe the Rangers are offering MLB-ready talent in return, or maybe there's nothing to this story at all.
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