The team also appears to be among the two finalists to land Los Angeles Angels right-handed starter Zack Greinke. The other team is the L.A. Dodgers. According to Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci, it's a two-team race for Greinke.
The way the winter meetings usually go, this means Greinke will sign with the Rockies.
It's really hard not to like a potential rotation of:
Alexi Ogando/Neftali Feliz/Colby Lewis
Greinke is 29, and he does not get hurt. He doesn't look like a pitcher who will get hurt. His delivery is simple, he is in good shape, and he looks like a guy who will eat innings for the duration of his contract.
As free agent pitchers go, don't expect a career year every season. Just hope they are consistent and remain healthy for the duration of the contract. Greinke looks like one of those Atlanta Braves pitchers of years past who pitched effectively forever.
Greinke has averaged about 30 starts per season for the past five years. He is 91-78 with a 3.77 ERA in his nine year MLB career.
I would rather see the Rangers add Greinke than keep Hamilton.
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