Zack Greinke Rumors: Bidding War Expected Between Dodgers, Angels

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Zack Greinke #23 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning on August 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

With Cole Hamels contract extension with the Philadelphia Phillies, Buster Olney of ESPN expects a bidding war to develop for right-hander Zack Greinke this winter, specifically between the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers:

In fact, Zack Greinke -- easily the pre-eminent pitcher on the market this fall now that Hamels has signed -- is set up to be the target of a bidding war between two really rich and powerful entities: the Los Angeles Angels and the Dodgers.

The Angels surrendered three top prospects this summer to acquire Greinke, and Olney notes that the club intends to keep him.

On the other hand, the fact that the Dodgers were willing to take on the last years of Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee’s contract, as much as $102.5 million over the next four seasons, is evidence of their big plans for the future, according to Olney.

While some teams have reportedly been wary of Greinke’s past anxiety issues, Olney believes that the recent change to the 28-year-old’s reputation "can only help him this fall, as he picks his next team."

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Which team will Greinke be pitching for next season?

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