The Rangers have joined the fray for Zack Greinke in another sign that superstar outfielder Josh Hamilton’s days in Texas are numbered.
While the Los Angeles Angels are viewed as the favorite to sign Greinke this winter, according to Heyman, the Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers figure to offer the Halos competition for the highly coveted right-hander. Heyman adds that the Washington Nationals could also get in on the Greinke sweepstakes.
The Rangers do have interest in retaining Hamilton, but at this point they are concentrating their efforts on Greinke while letting the free agent outfielder to look elsewhere. Heyman notes that for Hamilton to re-sign with the Rangers two things might have to happen; the team misses out on Greinke and the slugger doesn’t find much of an offer elsewhere.