No. 2 mistake we hope the Astros make this offseason: Overpay for Zack Greinke
The key is ‘the right price,’ however. Greinke was paid $35 million this past year. The Angels can’t spend $35 million+ on a third player too, especially if that player is past his prime.
Again, Greinke is still a good player, but he’s no Ace anymore. His ERA is 4.12 these past two years, and he’s only been striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings.
I’d so much rather the Astros overcompensate to bring him back than the Angels go out and throw a lot of money at him. I don’t know what his exact price will be, but the guy is a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young winner, and a two-time ERA title winner. He’s established, he has a stacked resume, and he’s going to find a way to ask for a lot.
Hopefully the Astros make the mistake of signing him for too much.