Blue - the talk was that the Angels will let Santana and Haren walk and bring back Grienke. haren's option is at $15.5MM, with a buyout of $3.5MM. Do you think they'd commit that and still pursue Greinke?
Sure it's only a year. After 2013 they can offer him arbitration without the $3.5M buyout. But to pay him to go away on the hope that Greinke signs would be a mistake. Weaver needs more help than just Wilson if the Angels want to compete in the AL West. The Angels aren't a bad team by any stretch of the imagination so there shouldn't be a need for radical changes to the roster.