Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/10/12
Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over his career, he was 98-52 with a 2.80 earned-run average. When you add in the $25.7 million posting fee, the investment on Ryu totals $61.6 million. Since the last sunrise, the Dodgers have dished out a total of $208.7 million dollars on two starting pitchers. Once both deals are finalized the Dodgers will have eight starting pitchers under contract for next season: Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Josh Beckett, Ted Lilly, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. What gives? I’m still reeling from that trade they made last season when they took on the contracts of Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and so on. Since t...
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