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Can Texas keep Greinke from L.A.?

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08:12 AM ET 12.05 | And then there were two? The Zack Greinke derby is currently between the Dodgers and Rangers, with a great likelihood that one of those teams will win the services of the top free-agent pitcher in the market, people close to the situation say. The Dodgers have been viewed as a fairly clear favorite for Greinke, but Texas is showing signs of determination, according to major-league sources. The Dodgers are seen as having an almost unlimited payroll, but people familiar with the happenings now suggest the derby could go either way. Not many teams could hope to go dollar-for-dollar against the Dodgers, but the Rangers are trying to do just that. The bidding is said by major-league officials to be "quite high" now.

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December 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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&#@*$ Greinke!

You KNOW you want him on your team.

December 5, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Rangers get grenke and im liking their rotation.

December 5, 2012  12:28 PM ET
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Rangers get grenke and im liking their rotation.

and this would be the first tough long term contract done by the stingy rangers,, at the end some team should get greinke and what if??

December 5, 2012  12:29 PM ET

the dodgers have top their payroll and now the blues are expect to do small deals,,,

December 5, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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and this would be the first tough long term contract done by the stingy rangers,, at the end some team should get greinke and what if??

they're not being stingy ... just prudent ... the problem being ... Greenkey isn't necessarily the "Key" to their fortunes ... a better than decent, but not the great one ...

December 5, 2012  02:13 PM ET

forgot to include ... at the going price ...

December 5, 2012  02:20 PM ET

Sure they can keep him - if they get another $40 million loan from MLB's bank like they did in bankruptcy to keep Cliff Lee

December 5, 2012  03:54 PM ET
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Sure they can keep him - if they get another $40 million loan from MLB's bank like they did in bankruptcy to keep Cliff Lee

the rangers have the bank account fully loaded, plus a TV DEAL where they likely get billions in return,,,,

December 5, 2012  06:14 PM ET

you should invest in order to become a competetive team and not only in paper,,,

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