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Dodgers could sign Zack Greinke and Ryu-Hyun-jin

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09:47 AM ET 12.01 | The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasn't authorized to comment on the matter. Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him. The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez. If the Dodgers fail to sign Greinke or Sanchez, they could turn their attention to the likes of Kyle Lohse or Ryan Dempster. Last week, the Dodgers met with South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin. The Dodgers bid $25.7 million to win a league-wide auction for the exclusive rights to negotiate with Ryu and have until Dec. 10 to reach a deal with him. The Dodgers could sign both Greinke and Ryu, according to people familiar with the team's thinking.

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December 1, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Why do I think this will not end well for the Dodgers?

December 1, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do I think this will not end well for the Dodgers?

Everyone knows that picking up every "name" free agent available without regard to team chemistry is a surefire recipe for a World Series win.

Wait....

December 1, 2012  10:36 AM ET

Idiots...That is not how you spell Gin. jeesh!

December 1, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do I think this will not end well for the Dodgers?

Ditto

December 1, 2012  11:15 AM ET

dodgers should sign greinke/ ryu/ kyle lohse,,, and hammilton would be waiting,,,,,,

December 1, 2012  11:16 AM ET

the team has the money,,, but the manager still lacks in experience,,,

December 1, 2012  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Everyone knows that picking up every "name" free agent available without regard to team chemistry is a surefire recipe for a World Series win.Wait....

yankees are at lost without a catcher !!

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December 1, 2012  12:45 PM ET

This strikes me as normal gamesmanship when negotiating with players. The club talks to as many players as possible, and make sure the players and their agents know they are having conversations with other players. Then the club can say "you aren't our only option you know, there are plenty of other guys we could sign."

Meanwhile, the FA's are saying to the other teams they are chatting with "you aren't our only option you know, we are also talking to the Dodgers and just might sign with them."

It will sort itself out soon enough. Sounds like we will know what is happening with Ryu within a week or so.

December 1, 2012  06:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm in agreement. The Dodgers are getting headlines, but there's a different between getting attention and winning.

dodgers got attention, got the cash availability, and the right rotation,
my feeling here is, the dodgers lack off agressive manager,,,,,,replace the manager and things would look much brighter!!!

December 1, 2012  06:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

...that said, I have to admit that a rotation of Kershaw-Greinke and three decent guys, with some depth, is a pretty good rotation.

the blues have everything to win,,,good lineup, good offense good rotation, but the front seat has been vacant for a long time,,,,,since joe torre left things had been gone backwards,,

December 1, 2012  06:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

yankees are at lost without a catcher !!

the catcher jose flores is available through free agency for the yankees budget benefit though,,,

December 1, 2012  09:22 PM ET
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The front seat has been vacant for a long time,,,,,since joe torre left things had been gone backwards,,

LMFAO, yeah the Dodgers attendance was, 3,324,246, 5th best in the Major League last year!!!!!!!!!

December 1, 2012  10:41 PM ET
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the catcher jose flores is available through free agency for the yankees budget benefit though,,,

So is Geovany Soto.

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December 2, 2012  10:45 AM ET

When he finally signs at least we will not have to hear about Greinke again for at least five years.

 
December 3, 2012  02:52 PM ET

Seaver & Kooz, Then Bring On The Booze, That's What I Got To Say!!!

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