Originally Posted by Codered
Sadly, I think Greinke will be priced way out of our "price range".
He's going to be around 20 million per, most likely. Which they've offered him before. I've heard (one source removed from Dayton Moore) that he was a bad teammate, and they're unlikely to bring him back, but it wasn't "we won't look at the guy."
I think someone like Marcum would be a really smart move, though he liked his stint with the Brewers. They're letting him slide on through into FA without discussing a contract extension, so maybe that changes his perception a bit.
I've got to think the prospect of pitching "at home" would be intriguing, especially with a rising young team (that really just needs some starting pitching).
Anibal Sanchez is my favorite from that list. Big-time stuff, salary somewhere in the $12.5 million range (with a floor of $10 million per and a "crazy" ceiling of $15 million - he's not going to get more than C.J. Wilson money). He'd do well pitching at the K, too.
McCarthy is another guy who might be a sneaky sign. I expect the A's to move him at the trade deadline, but he'll test FA unless his new team immediately signs him to an extension.