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Zack Greinke and the Dodgers have agreed to a 6-year, $147 million mega-deal, the largest in MLB history for a righty and one that makes him the highest-paid pitcher on an average annual value basis.
Greinke slots in behind Clayton Kershaw in the rotation and gives the Dodgers a formidable 1-2 punch while lengthening the staff. Speaking of Kershaw, he must be thrilled with this deal, as his contract extension is going to be so unbelievably massive now, as in likely north of $200 million.
The Dodgers followed up the Greinke signing by inking Korean lefty Hyun Jin Ryu to a 6-year, $36 million deal. Chad has more details here.
Dodgers minor-league outfielder Alfredo Silverio was selected sixth in the 2012 Rule 5 Draft by the Marlins.
The Dodgers will receive $50,000 in compensation and Silverio must remain on the Marlins 25-man roster for the entirety of the 2013 campaign. If the Marlins don’t keep him, they must first offer him back to the Dodgers for $25,000.
Though the Dodgers passed on selecting anyone during the major-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft, they picked up two guys in the minor-league portion. Elevys Gonzalez, an infielder from the Pirates organization, and Hector Nelo, a righty from the Nationals, will each cost the Blue Crew $12,000.
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If you think Zack Greinke just signed a big free-agent contract, wait three years.
He might get an even bigger deal then.
Greinke's six-year, $147 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers includes an opt-out clause that enables him to return to the open market midway through the agreement, major-league sources say.
Talk about perfect timing: By the time Greinke is eligible...
LOS ANGELES Finally.
An honest man.
Maybe even two.
Zack Greinke said that when it came down to choosing the Dodgers over other teams pursuing him, it was all about the money.
The new Dodgers right-hander said that he was leaning toward joining the Texas Rangers before taking the Dodgers offer of 147 million over six years.
The negotiations changed, he said.
Was it the money...
From Joel Sherman:If it needed any further punctuation, the Dodgers established that they — not the Yankees — are the financial heavyweights of baseball yesterday by reaching agreement with Zack Greinke on a six-year, $147 million contract.
Unless the Yankees come out of their economic cocoon, they will not have the largest payroll in the game for the first time since 1998...
According to the Internet, the goldenpants Dodgers have inked the Grink, pushing their team payroll a couple tee-shots beyond $200 million. They're ruining the game of baseball. They want to buy the World Series. It's not fair. Moreover, it's stupid.Why don't Hal and Hank just sell them one of ours? We could go back to 26. Nobody would notice. Certainly the Steinboys...
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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports
that Greinke and the Dodgers are in agreement, and that the contract is
only pending a physical. It’ll wind up as a six-year, $147 million
pact, which represents the...
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers broke the proverbial bank when they added free agent pitchers Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu to their already bloated payroll.But they only made one go "Gangnam Style" during his first photo shoot with the team.Seriously, is that how we welcome a Korean-born baseball player to the Majors? I can't imagine that dude donned the...
Step aside, New York Yankees. Move over, Boston Red Sox. There's a new spoiled rich kid team in town: the Los Angeles Dodgers.After signing Zack Greinke to a six year, $147 million contract yesterday, the Dodgers have boosted their payroll up to roughly $225 million, well beyond anyone else in baseball. Considering $208 million was spent this winter on two players (Greinke...
Earlier today, the deal that has been the talk of the town, was finally consummated when new starting pitcher Zack Greinke donned his new Dodger jersey and ball cap for the first time amid an army of reporters.
Having recently signed a league record six-year deal for $147 million, the Dodgers continued to show the rest of baseball that they planned to be a force to be reckoned...
LOS ANGELES On Monday afternoon at one of Dodger Stadiums private clubs, PR director Joe Jareck stepped to the podium and introduced the newest Dodger starting pitcher, Ryu Hyun-Jin (pronounced Ree-YOO). The South Korean left-hander, who will wear No. 99, looked happy and calm not the least bit nervous about what lies ahead for him as he tries to transfer his low 90s fastball and...
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave one of the biggest contracts in baseball history to Zack Greinke. On Sunday, the Dodgers gave a big contract to Ryu Hyun-Jin, who has never before pitched in the majors. The Dodgers still might not even be done, and neither of the moves this weekend came as a surprise, because as we’ve established, the Dodgers have all of the money. The...
Well, it happened. Zack Greinke is staying in Southern California, but he'll be doing so wearing Dodger Blue and all the Angels have to show for it is a wobbly rotation and a giant hole in their farm system where three quality prospects used to be.
Some corners of the baseball world are applauding Jerry Dipoto for the restraint he showed in not giving into Greinke's...
Oh my. That is some serious snow.
Boxing is just plain weird, right?
Another terrible tragedy comes over the NFL.
Remember when Zack Greinke was a Royal?
Kansas 90, Colorado 54 – Rekindling an old Big 12 rivalry, about the same as it wen when they were conference rivals.
Eastern Michigan 47, Purdue 44 – I just don’t want to talk about this.
Minnesota 71, USC...
The Dodgers seem to have no limit on their spending this offseason.
The team agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract with Hyun-Jin Ryu on Sunday, after winning his negotiation rights in November by submitting a $25.74 million posting fee, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Ryu will join Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley in the Dodgers’ formidable...