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.
General manager Ned Colletti said that the Dodgers have done what they set out to do, and now theyre done with the nearly 600-million shopping spree.
The new Dodger 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 that put the Dodgers over the top?
Greinke smiled and said: Thats what it comes down to at the end.
A no-nonsense type on the mound and usually reticent with the media, the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner seemed happy to be regaling inquisitors with truthful tales of negotiations.
Even though he just became the highest paid right-handed pitcher in baseball history and second highest-paid pitcher ever behind C.C. Sabathias 161-million deal wit...