As expected, Zack Greinke officially opted out of his contract today and has filed for free agency. He how leads an already deep and talented free agent pool.
Greinke, who might well win the National League Cy Young award, is 32. The Dodgers could re-sign him but are not expected to be interested in a contract that would extend into his late 30s. After the Dodgers were eliminated in the playoffs, controlling owner Mark Walter said President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi were well aware of what the team’s financial parameters would be in any Greinke deal.
Greinke had an outstanding 2015 campaign, going 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA, 200 Strikeouts, and a .844 WHIP. He will likely be one of the finalists for the Cy Young award.