By alin0303
July 13, 2012

Zack Greinke Greinke may have to take less money if he wants to stay in Milwaukee. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A person familiar with the Milwaukee Brewers' thinking tells Jon Heyman of that the Brewers are willing to offer close to $100 million over five years to free-agent-to-be righthander Zack Greinke. But Heyman also says that people close to the team hold little hope that Greinke will sign an extension with the Brewers during the season and pass up free agency.

Heyman points out that Milwaukee offered both C.C. Sabathia and Prince Fielder deals worth about $20 million per year and signed Ryan Braun to a similar extension, so that number evidently represents the Brewers' upper limit.

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