With Zack Greinke reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are the winners and losers of the deal?
In one of the more stunning moves of free agency, Zack Greinke agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. The small-market Diamondbacks weren’t believed to be in contention for any of the major players on the market, but low and behold, they have themselves a new ace in Zack Greinke.
With Greinke at ace, the Diamondbacks suddenly become the favorites in the National League West, thanks to their high-octane offense that features the likes of Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock.
It was a shocking move to everyone, because many thought he would re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers or join the San Francisco Giants. Now he won’t be joining either of those teams, as he will become the first dominant ace the Diamondbacks have had since Brandon Webb.
Now that Greinke is off the board in free agency, there are a lot of teams that will have to go back to the drawing board to re-examine their free agency strategy. For the Dodgers, they just lost their dynamic counterpart to Clayton Kershaw and will really have to look hard to find a replacement.
Greinke has a new home in Arizona. So, who are the winners and losers in Major League Baseball, now that he has signed with the Diamondbacks?
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