Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 12/17/12
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.
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