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The December 10th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Greinke signs with the Dodgers, making sense of the Angels' pitching moves and much more...
The Story: Zack Greinke has signed with the Dodgers for six-years and $147 million and will now create all sorts of fallout through the league.
The Monkey Says: Well, I think we all saw this coming, even if it took a little longer than expected. If there is one good thing about it, it is that Texas didn't get Greinke, so there whole off-season plan remains in flux. Anyway, good luck to Greinke and the Dodgers. Not that they need it because we all know LA-based MLB teams that spend a ton in free agency ALWAYS make the playoffs.
The Story: Making sense of the moves the Angels made to rebuild their pitching staff.
The Monkey Says: The main positive appears to be financial flexibility, which won't do them much good because the frre agent pitchers next off-season are just as uninspiring and with the new draft slotting restrictions, the Angels can't put their savings into the draft to rebuild their farm system either.
The Story: The Angels' rotation doesn't appear to be as "strong" as they'd like you to believe.
The Monkey Says: I mean, what did he want Scioscia to say about the rotation? That's what Scioscia does. Anyway, the rotation could actually be strong, if a few things break the Angels' way. It could also be very not good, which is something I'd like to just ignore because it gives me all the sads.
The Story: Jered Weaver made an appearance at a Special Olympics event.
The Monkey Says: Normally, I prefer to ignore these puff pieces, but I really need to distract myself from the Angels rotation.
The Story: A look at the silver linings behind the Angels off-season moves.
The Monkey Says: Yep, that's a good strategy. Let's all just keep over-analyzing the moves until we convince ourselves that they were the best moves ever. Give it two months and someone will be posting a "Could Joe Blanton win the Cy Young?" column.
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The Dodgers and free agent pitcher Zack Greinke reportedly have agreed on a major contract that will add another arm to LA's staff.
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...
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Monday that they have signed Zack Greinke to a six-year contract. The deal, which had been reported several days ago but became official Monday, is worth approximately $147 million over six years, ESPN reported. The contract is the largest ever for a right-handed pitcher, and, in terms of total dollars, is the second richest in history for...
It appears Zack Greinke will be staying in Los Angeles when the 2013 MLB season begins, but the right-hander will not be pitching for the Angels.
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting the Dodgers will most likely land the most prized pitcher on the free-agent market this offseason.
Greinke pitched for both the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last season and...
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to close a deal with pitcher Zack Greinke worth $147 million over six years.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because there was no completed contract.
Greinke is the top free-agent pitcher on the market, and has attracted interest from the Dodgers...
After lots of speculation, from being the favorites to being written off, the Dodgers announced that they've agreed to terms with right-hander Zack Greinke on a record-setting deal.
The Dodgers and Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year, $147 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal is pending a physical.
Greinke, 29, went 15-5 last season for the Brewers and Angels with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts.
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Jim Bowden of ESPN tweeted that free agent starter Zack Greinke was “blown away” by the offer from Nolan Ryan and...
It's difficult to like what the Los Angeles Angels have done this offseason, particularly when they seem likely to lose free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke.
I wrote recently about the different approaches of the two L.A. teams . But the Angels' starting-pitching choices may not be as illogical as they appear.
I'm not saying I like them, mind you -- right-hander Tommy...
The Dodger are trying everything they can to make themselves competitive this year. The huge trade they pulled off last season didn’t pan out the way they thought it would, so they were going to do something in the off season to make a sudden push to the top again. As a Padres fan I am hoping they fall flat on their face. Especially after yesterday they signed Zack Greinke to a...
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...
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Now, let’s talk about the Dodgers.
First of all, the unavoidable sound effect the Dodgers will play of “Ha-dou-ken!” every time a strikeout is notched by Ryu Hyun-jin will sound clever only to them, but...
Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract.
Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over his career, he was 98-52 with a 2.80 earned...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Flush with cash after the team's sale this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are busy spending it on starting pitching. The team introduced left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin (Ree-YOO He-YUN jin) of South Korea on Monday, making him the first player ever to go directly from the Korean league to the major leagues. Ryu signed a 36 million, six-year deal after talks...