Playing free-agency dominoes

Updated: December 6, 2012, 3:52 PM ET
By Buster Olney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been a lot of trade talk here, and a flurry of second- and third-tier signings, most of them relative pricey. When an evaluator heard about a rival team within his division making a multiyear signing this week, he gave the best line heard at the winter meetings: "Subtraction by addition."

Club officials and agents continue to wait for the two big names -- Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton -- to come off the board, so that the other dominoes can fall. Let's push some of those dominoes:

If Greinke signs with the Rangers, the domino that could follow …