Zack Greinke, who already has a fairly sturdy Corridor of Fame résumé, is predicted to return to pitch one other season. His profession WAR of 76.4 suits proper between Justin Verlander (77.7) and Clayton Kershaw (75.9). Greinke, 39, had a 3.68 ERA in 137 innings again in Kansas Metropolis, and the Royals are fascinated about a return.
The Braves made a gap provide in-season to star shortstop Dansby Swanson, and sources instructed it was within the $100 million ballpark. The pal thought Swanson, a Georgia product, most well-liked to remain in Atlanta. That’s in all probability only a begin, nevertheless it appeared like there’s work to do. (Our professional’s decide was 75 p.c increased).
No phrase but on a brand new contract, however one supply stated it’s “one hundred pc” Yankees common supervisor Brian Cashman might be again. Cashman’s deal expires Dec. 31.
Zack Greinke is more likely to return to the Royals for an additional season. USA TODAY Sports activities
The Angels’ sale is critical and can occur. Phrase is, Arte Moreno ought to obtain a document worth, above Steve Cohen’s $2.4 billion Mets buy.
Nicely-respected ex-Royals president Dayton Moore might go to work for the Rangers below Chris Younger, who pitched in Kansas Metropolis for Moore.
The White Sox’s gamble on new supervisor Pedro Grifol is an effective one. Additional credit score right here: White Sox take range critically. Earlier managers embody Miguel Cairo, Rick Renteria and Ozzie Guillen.
All indicators level to former Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns not receiving permission to interview elsewhere as he’s below contract by way of 2023, which is the prerogative of Brewers proprietor Mark Attanasio, who tried locking up Stearns. The New York native might be some other place long run. Whether or not that’s the Mets, which have twice pursued Stearns, or his former Astros, or another person, is unknown.
Houston already misplaced key execs Pete Putila (Giants) and Oz Ocampo (Marlins), and there’s no assure they’ll deliver again GM James Click on regardless of his nice document. Proprietor Jim Crane solely instructed Houston media Click on has accomplished a “good job.” However an Astros insider suggests a persona conflict.
Ranger Suarez was an important preliminary signing for $25K and Seranthony Dominguez for $60K by the Phillies.
Ocampo was instrumental in signing Jose Urquidy, Cristian Javier, Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia for $140K whole ($100K for Urquidy, $20K for Garcia and $10K for Javier and Valdez, through Fox).
Win or lose, Dusty Baker needs to be in Cooperstown.