The Rangers, hoping to lure top free-agent target Zack Greinke with their winning ways and strong roster, recently met with the pitcher, sources said.

The Dodgers, who met with Greinke within the past few days, as Tim Brown of Yahoo first reported, are considered the favorite because of their vast resources.

"They have more money than they know what to do with, but they're going to try to spend it," one rival executive said of the Dodgers' intentions.