LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could be out of the running in re-signing starting pitcher Zack Greinke after a CBS Sports report claims that he is “setting up to sign a record contract.”
The Angels, who traded for Greinke at the trading deadline in 2012, are not willing to pay him the max contract, the report added.
ESPN’s Buster Olney says, “One person involved in the Greinke talks believes there is a good chance he beats CC Sabathia’s record of 7/$161m.”
One person involved in the Greinke talks believes there is a good chance he beats CC Sabathia's record of 7/$161m.—
Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 27, 2012
Greinke was a top priority of the Angels, but since they signed Ryan Madson on Monday, the Angels have shifted away, giving the Dodgers a great chance in landing land the 2009 Cy Young winner.
“The Dodgers have been interested in signing Greinke, and the Angels don’t see themselves as willing to keep up with them in a bidding war,” says CBS Sports.
The Texas Rangers is the other team targeting Greinke.