(Zack Greinke wants to win now, or something. Screen grab via MLB.com)
Fantastic piece by the Washington Post's Dave Sheinin on Zack Greinke's decision to snub the Nats and turn down Ted Lerner's $100 million back in December.
See you Washington in 2013, Zack?
"Maybe it works out better that the deal [with Washington] didn’t go through. In two years I might be a free agent, and then they get to keep the players [who would have been] in the trade. And some of those guys could end up being key players for them."
(Zack Greinke, via Dave Sheinin/Washington Post, 3/22/2011)
And in two years, the Nats could be thanking their lucky stars that the deal fell through. At the very least, by the time 2013 rolls around we'll know how Phase 2 turned out for the Nats: and how much of Ted Lerner's $100 million is left on the table for Greinke.