Zack Grienke is this year’s top pitching free agent and should sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers right away, which would make them World Series contenders.
As a result of his success, there are multiple teams looking at Grienke for their long-term plans. Among the teams are the Angels, Texas Rangers and Dodgers, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
According to Drew Silva of NBC Sports, the Dodgers are the favorites to sign Greinke. They are also looking at other pitchers like Anibal Sanchez and Ryan Dempster, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark (h/t MLB Rumors).
The Dodgers are rejuvenated after the purchase by Magic Johnson and his ownership group. They immediately began spending and improved the team for the future. They went 80-82 in 2010, 82-79 in 2011 and 86-76 this past season.
Greinke would benefit from signing with the Dodgers because they have a focus on pitching, he would get the contract he is looking for and have an easier chance at a division title and possibly a playoff spot.
Here are three reasons why Grienke is a perfect fit for the Dodgers.