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08:11 AM ET 11.06 | Of 22 MLB execs, 17 of them had Zack Greinke ticketed for signing in Los Angeles. Which team will sign Zack Greinke? For how many years and how much money? Responses: Los Angeles Angels 11; Los Angeles Dodgers 6; Atlanta 2; Texas 1; Kansas City 1; Milwaukee 1. Almost all of the respondents predicted Greinke will sign a five- or six-year deal, for a total payout in the $100 million to $150 million range. The Angels should have derived a significant advantage when they acquired Greinke for the pennant push in August and September. ... Greinke went 6-2 with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP as an Angel and showed he's capable of handling the demands and the scrutiny of the Southern California market.

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November 6, 2012  08:17 AM ET

he's capable of handling the demands and the scrutiny of the Southern California market

Which is rather tame in comparison to Boston, NY, and Philly.

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November 6, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Actually, that's Anaheim not Los Angeles.

November 6, 2012  09:00 AM ET

You can rule out KC and Milwaukee not enough funds, so it really only leaves the two LA teams, Greinke do you want to hit and pitch or just pitch.

November 6, 2012  10:02 AM ET

alacran has hacked TRUTH's account!

November 6, 2012  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Actually, that's Anaheim not Los Angeles.

angels would like to sign greinke, but could, should? i mean there are many teams WHO can match any amount in the contract,,,

November 6, 2012  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

he's capable of handling the demands and the scrutiny of the Southern California marketWhich is rather tame in comparison to Boston, NY, and Philly.

well, boston don't want to get into another hefty contract deal, new york its expecting to lower their payroll, the phillies do not need more starters,the need a top hitter in BJ UPTON OR HAMILTON!!

November 6, 2012  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You can rule out KC and Milwaukee not enough funds, so it really only leaves the two LA teams, Greinke do you want to hit and pitch or just pitch.

the dodgers have advantage over the angels, the new ownership and wealth in dodgers table its much larger than in orange county,,,

November 6, 2012  01:28 PM ET

the angels would need to get top pitching through tough trades,i mean hard throwing james shields, young rookie chris archer, or alex torres,,,

November 6, 2012  01:31 PM ET

the angels would and could be willing to trade mark trumbo, kendris morales, pete bourjos, konger, for some tough decent pitching arms,,,it wont be a easy task but that should be the only way the angels could be able to compete against tough league,,,,,and division!!

November 6, 2012  01:34 PM ET

should the angels use a different type of approach?? like trade your top hitters for conssistent pitching? young prospects from the minor league could do the trick,they would be cheap and be ready to develope them into a serious starters,!!

November 6, 2012  01:39 PM ET

halos can't trade albert pujols, neither vernon wells,, but they should have the ability in trading AYBAR,/HOWE KENDRCK/ MAICIR IZTURIS/ ALBERTO CALLASPO/ JORDAN WALDEN/!!!

November 6, 2012  01:44 PM ET
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That was terrible TRUTH

THE ANGELS HAD MADE TERRIBLE MISTAKES IN THE PAST SEASON AND FARTHER BACK,
this winter meetings could be a open window for some redemtiom, should the halos fail to sign greinke and another top elite starter?? then they have to move forward to the plan B, trades most be added to their plans, and something good could bring for the shaky halos!!!

November 6, 2012  01:45 PM ET

jerome williams can't pitch to the halos expectations, maybe as a reliever but that's it!!!

November 6, 2012  01:48 PM ET

ernesto frieri is good but not good enough to handle the closer spot,,,jordan walden still inmature and have very little experience in the closer spot!!scott downs have problems with the injury rash but if healthy he could pitch to the halos expectations,,,

 
November 6, 2012  01:51 PM ET

all in all, the angels need a better catcher, better pitching coach,, and better hitting coach, this elements should be conssistantly and not be good only first half of the season, then in the second half of the season they collapse just like a tired army walking in the sand !!!!

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