What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
The news being released lately: We now find out that Grienke gave the Rangersa very nice and legit offer for his services. The Rangers countered with a Low-Ball.He signed with LAD offer.
Rangers were in "serious talks" with Cody Ross, but seemingly waffled in "closing the deal".AZ/Towers wanted Ross and closed the deal in due time the next day. Short, sweet & done.
There's the arm & bat the Rangers wanted, but trying to squeeze blood from a rock once again.Cheap, cheap and waaaay too stingy, for a Big Market Team. Whether you like the fit or not andthe fact both players would easily fit within budget, Jon Daniels wanted both players & cheap'd out.
The rest is history, like it or not.
this is he said she said crap! do you really think JD and Nolan "waffled over Cody Ross? and Grienkie "gave the rangers an offer"? The top free agent on the market is giving out offers for his services??? Sorry I'm calling BS on this whole post! None of this happened Agents don't give out "offers" they get offers then counter.
Grienke worked his own deal, Joe C. If you'd follow real baseball news instead of chastising moronic trolls,you'd find out more truths, before commenting. By the way, this is really not new NEWS. Ross may not have been the Rangers first choice(Upton), but the talks were serious and he sat with Daniels in talks to sign.
OK ObiSo Grienkie Calls JD and says I would like to play for the Rangers here is my price? Or would he have talked to the Dodger and Rangers figuring out where the best deal would be? and the 3 yr player opt out that the Dodgers gave him and the Rangers wouldn't that had nothing to do with it? And lets talk about Cody Ross could it be that JD didn't think he was worth as much as he thought he was? Maybe? I mean we have Cruz, Murphy, Gentry and Martin and at that point JD was kicking the tires on upton. Why would you over pay for a 4th or 5th outfielder? or maybe just maybe JD thought he could bluff Towers into a trade, and instead of trading Upton he signed Ross? I could come up with a hundred different posibalities other than the Ranger Waffled!
I think Joe C. is the troll. Look at the time/space between NTE's post! Both are inane baseball idiots,so the shoe fits, as "CinderFella". Not much of a life either way, but probably BOTH ways (nudge nudge).
Most know that Grienke is very anal about his baseball dealings. He's always in it upfront & personal.There's stories abound about his dealings face to face with GM's and his negotiations. Nothing surprising.
Good forum, concidering all the other hogwash that's over-flowing on this site now. Easy to disregard trolls.Baseball idiots. Yawwwwn
Joe C., if I'd consider you a knowledgable fan, I'd comment further. Grienke spent three days with the Rangershere in DFW. Cody Ross spent almost three days here. There were heated and very pensive meetings with both.Grienke was about two inches, pen in hand, to sign as a Ranger. He asked for 12 hours to sleep on it, but...Rangers blew bath bubbles on both deals. POPx2
@PTDon't forget the deals the Rangers missed on Toronto young Arnaud and Mets R.A Dickey. Both serious also.Bad bad winter. We could have had a "real contender" for the World Series, instead of too many "IF's" in ST.Yeah, Daniels waffled our winter away. I'm still excited. It'll just be tougher to win the AL West or a Wild Card.Trade Holland and get a bat/COF, befor Cruz is out for 50gms,
Where are you reading that the rangers spent 3 days with either of these 2? and 2 inches pen in hand? where are you getting this info?
BTW this is the real Joe C. And I never saw any of that anywhere so show me something prove me wrong! If I'm an idiot on this subject so be it (wouldn't be the first time) but where are you getting this info?
Joe C.Go back to your other odd personality of "Not that Eric". Either way, you're an annoying gnat with nothing.
PT-quit pulling stuff outta your ass.
What was the "very nice and legit" offer so that we can judge it's niceness and legitimacy for ourselves?
My wife owns an agency. You figure it out Joe C/NTE=bafoon. You've got nothing- ever. Go annoy yourself Princess...the usual
Yesterday evening on MLB Radio, Kevin Kennedy and whoever his co-host is, were discussing an interview Greinke made where he said he gave the Rangers a take it or leave it offer. The Rangers left it. Kennedy thought it was likely a premium over what the Dodgers offered him. In the interview Greinke also talks about how he found AL games uninteresting with the DH and how it's always about the money.
Wow Pt's wife owns an agency. Holt shit. What's his namw PT?
I read the transcript on that interview. It certainly came out that he was happy with the LAD signing,but I think he was a bit jilted by not getting the shot with the Rangers. There was some grumblingright after the signing. I don't think it was all about money. I believe he really wanted to pitch here.
MTSorry, I'm talking in general from my understanding. I don't have much specifics. I do understand thebottom line and I gave the input on what I know. I think even MLBRumors brought it up in post.I'd forgotten about it until I read what they printed. Actually, I thought it was common knowledge by now.I didn't remember anyone posting here, seeing that most of the Regs have moved on and left forum to trolls.
Seriously.....I would like to think the Rangers talked to EVERYONE!!! They made their decision, move on.
Yep, talk is *cheap and that's the route the Rangers took- CHEAP. Everyone was above their budget? C'mon
At least we didn't replace Mike Young with Jeff Francour. No sense repeating a bad move(cheap)again.
Hi, I'm a Rangers fan and think our team needs to sign every high priced free agent that comes through. Nevermind the fact our payroll would be north of $150 Million dollars on a team with one of the lowest price of admission in town. Cheap ass Rangers with their payroll above $120 Million and not signing expensive free agents that end up with the Dodgers.
I'd sell my soul for that one extra strike in Game 6!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE A TV DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zack Greinke, reflecting on his signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, didn't mince words recently when addressing the motivating factor for his decision.
Greinke, who signed a $147 million, six-year deal with Dodgers, says one thing held sway first and foremost: money.
"I could play for the worst team if they paid the most," Greinke said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200 million no matter what team it was."
Greinke's deal, completed in December, was the second-most lucrative in history for a pitcher, trailing only the $161 million deal CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees in 2009.
During his introductory news conference, Greinke had hinted at the reasons for a change in heart from signing with the Rangers, who he said had at one time been the favorite to gain his services.
"But that changed there at the end," said Greinke, the 2009 Cy Young Award winner with the Royals, before adding that money was "what it gets to at the end."
Greinke, in his interview with CBSSports.com, said he didn't regret holding out despite previous offers by such teams as the Nationals as he bided his time waiting for free agency.
"I wanted to see it," Greinke said. "If it was going to be only one year for $1 million, I wanted to see for myself."
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