Reveille 12/10/12

by Jason Epstein

Good morning.

Here are several go-to links to make the Monday after the winter meetings a bit more bearable:

  • Zack Greinke is switching Southern California addresses. The cream of the free-agent crop agreed to a six-year free-agent contract worth $147 million with the Dodgers. On his website, Chad Moriyama chooses this time not to run the numbers for the 2009 Cy Young Award winner, who is poised to spend what may be the heart of his career — age 29 to 34 years — pitching in Chavez Ravine:

If you’ve followed me in years past, you’d know that I usually do some type of efficiency analysis in terms of whether the deal makes sense on a dollars per WAR basis, but at this stage, with the 2013 payroll already around $235 million, I’m not sure it matters as much.


  • Michael Young will not spend his entire big league career in north Texas. The infielder, who joined the Rangers in 2000, was traded to Philadelphia and is expected to play third base next season. Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball ponders the look of next season’s roster in Arlington.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

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