I'm willing to bet that most of you may disagree with this one, based on the fact that the Blue Jays rotation would be almost unbelievable on paper with Greinke's name at the top.
But there is too much of a downside to this signing.
Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are still in the hunt for a top-of-the-rotation starter, and Zack Greinke could be a name that gains popularity.
The Blue Jays already raised their payroll to over $100,000 with their blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins, and the two pitchers they acquired, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, currently account for 23.45 percent of their committed payroll (via baseballprospectus.com)
Greinke would come with a hefty price tag with all the interest he is bound to generate and it would be more beneficial for the Blue Jays to bow out of the Greinke sweepstakes and put that money elsewhere. All-Star players like Greinke are few and far between in this year's free-agent crop, which will only drive his price up even further.
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels are likely to enter into a bidding war that the Blue Jays would be well-advised to avoid. My take is that the Angels pay whatever they need to in order to keep Greinke.
The Blue Jays have already addressed their pitching deficiencies and would be better off trying to get themselves a third fifth starter for much cheaper to complement their already-improved starting rotation. Players like Brandon McCarthy, Shaun Marcum or Joe Blanton look to be more affordable options for the Blue Jays if they are in the market for another pitcher.
Another option would be to sign an outfielder/DH now and as the season progresses, look to trade for a rent-a-player near the trade deadline if Anthopoulos feels that this is the team that can win it all.