Per MLB Trade Rumors, he’s going to the Snakes. Surprising indeed. The Diamondbacks had just jumped in the conversation in the last couple of days. It’s a six-year deal, number of $206.5 million. (Per a Twitter commenter, no idea why the extra half-mil, but that’s what the word is.)
This should shake up the whole division, with both subtraction from the Dodgers, blocking the Giants, and adding to the D-backs.
And, with Greinke and David Price both signed, especially once Greinke’s $$ are known, probably a fair amount of other free agent movement, at least for clients not represented by Boras, should start happening, I would think.
One other note, per discussion here: MLBTR notes that Arizona got a new local TV deal in February. It is worth $50M a year more than the old one. The team still has money to burn.
ScoutsEdit: Updated info on the contract. While Grenkie’s total contract value is lower than Price’s, because of the length of the contract, his average annual value is greater than both Price and Miguel Caberera’s at 34.42M.
I’m told Greinke’s deal is for six years and $206.5M.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) December 5, 2015