Heading into the winter meetings the belief was that the Dodgers were the favorite to sign Zack Greinke.

A week later, that is no longer the case as the Rangers have emerged as the most likely destination for the free agent.

Sources have described the Dodgers as frustrated and confused by the direction the Greinke negotiations have taken.

An official of one club said the vibe is that Greinke and his agent, Casey Close, were mysteriously keeping the Dodgers "out of arm's reach," as if they were stalling for time to give the Rangers a shot.