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 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 now has the highest average salary for a pitcher on a multi-year deal, he knows his place in the record books wont last long.
The moneys getting higher and higher, said the 29-year-old Florida native, and thats just how baseball is. As soon as a couple of other guys sign, Ill be passed.
And it may...