Zack Greinke, recently acquired by the Angels from the Brewers, will likely be the top free agent pitcher available in the offseason, but the Red Sox probably won't get him, says CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam.
McAdam tells his fellow "Baseball Show" panelists that Greinke is the best of a pitching-thin free agency class this winter but he'll command the kind of contract that the Red Sox will probably shy away from.
"He's a longshot to come to Boston," McAdam says. "He wants more than 20 million a year and more than five years."
Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto has said that he would like Greinke to be more than just a rental for his team and they would try and sign him to a long-term deal.
"There will be a healthy market for him," says McAdam, "because he's pretty much all that's out there.
Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend.
Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour.
“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.”
Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”
After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.