Originally written on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 11/14/14
By SBRForum.com The Los Angeles Dodgers shocked the world this past week when they announced that they had signed star pitcher Zack Greinke to a long term, lucrative contract. He has been placed on the team as a way to help them develop strength in their pitching core so that they can get closer to the World Series in 2013. If all goes well, adding Greinke to the team will make them formidable MLB picks for years to come. As it pertains to how Zack Greinke will help out the team, he will add much needed depth to their pitching core. He is currently one of the best pitchers in the league and presents an intense match up for most any hitter currently playing. The Dodgers have made a huge move to acquire Greinke, but it does come at a cost. He will need to step it up if he wants to be worth the money the team spent on him. Speaking of how much Greinke is reportedly being offered, his contract states that he will make 147 million dollars over six years if he stays throughout its entire duration This is a huge move for the Dodgers and a risky one at that. Him playing to the best of his abilities will be a huge concern to the team over the course of the first few months of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. When it comes to huge moves the Los Angeles Dodgers could have made over the 2012 offseason, signing star pitcher Zack Greinke was at the top of the list. He is a huge get for the team and could lead them down the road to excellence. He is a high risk, high reward pick up, however, so every time he stumbles people will be there to say it was a bad move by the team. If they stick with him, however, they have a very good chance of being contenders for the World Series.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron James lists his top three friends in the NBA

Reds to have in-stadium nursery

Izzo: MSU could win football, basketball titles in same year

Durant ‘would love to’ spend entire career with Thunder

Elementary school sportswriter has hot take on Cam Newton

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Romo was willing to take pay cut to keep DeMarco Murray

Marcus Mariota reportedly not planning to attend NFL draft

Alabama RB dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Team USA improves before meltdown in Swiss draw

'Zo on MJ: He would average almost 50 in today's NBA

Report: Las Vegas season ticket drive passes goal of 10,000

WATCH: Steph Curry drops Chris Paul with crossover

WATCH: Spoelstra gives nice shoutout to Craig Sager

WATCH: Drew Miller takes skate to the face

WATCH: Gronk describes his perfect wife

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

New development clears path for Rams relocation

WATCH: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on 'New Girl'

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft to be with grandmother

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.