San Francisco Giants Expected to Strongly Pursue Zack Greinke in 2015 MLB Free Agency
Zack Greinke is one of the top free agents this coming offseason and rumors are beginning to swirl that the San Francisco Giants are expected to strongly pursue Greinke in 2015 MLB free agency.
According to a report from MLB Trade Rumors, the Giants are interested in both Mike Leake and Greinke. Bringing those two players in for the 2016 season would be extremely dangerous for opposing lineups. San Francisco already had a solid pitching staff, although there was quite a bit of inconsistency during the 2015 season.
Throughout the 2015 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Greinke was impressive to say the very least. He was absolutely dominant and is a candidate to win the Cy Young award for the National League. Jake Arrieta has made the award a competition, but whether Greinke wins or not he is still considered one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
Greinke ended this past season with a 19-3 record to go along with an impressive 1.66 ERA and a 5.00 K/BB ratio. Those numbers show just how dominant he was this past season and how valuable of a player he is.
At 32 years old, this could very well be the last massive contract that Greinke gets in his career. He chose to test the free agency market because of the chance that he has to make the money of one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. There are a few teams in the market for an ace and who will be willing to pay the type of money that Greinke is looking to receive.
San Francisco would have to outbid a few other teams to bring Greinke on board, but signing him would immediately make them a World Series contender again.
There are going to be a lot of players changing teams in free agency this offseason. Greinke isn't the only ace pitcher that will hit the free agency market, as David Price and Johnny Cueto are also free agents following the 2015 season. San Francisco will have multiple targets in free agency if they decide that Greinke is too expensive.
All of that being said, this piece of news is something to keep an eye on this offseason. San Francisco is a fairly attractive free agency destination and they might very well be able to intrigue Greinke.