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A former Los Angeles Dodgers player sent me a text message Saturday night after learning that right-hander Zack Greinke was headed to LA.
"Good luck Don Mattingly!" the text said.
Good luck managing this eclectic collection. Good luck dealing with skyrocketing expectations. Good luck keeping your job if you fail to win with a record payroll.
See, the Dodgers have only one problem after reaching agreement with Greinke on a six-year, $147 million free-agent contract -- the same problem they had after swallowing more than $260 million in salaries in their blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox last summer.
The Dodgers still have to play.
Greinke, 29, will average $24.5 million, the highest ever for a pitcher on a multi-year deal -- and an incredible haul for a guy who won the American League Cy Young Award with a 2.16 ERA in 2009, but has produced merely a 3.83 ERA since.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, still plan to add another high-priced starting pitcher, be it Korean lef...
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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.
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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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...
The Winter Meetings left us wanting, but that just sets us up for an even more exciting final few months leading up to Spring Training. Still, there were a few big transactions in the past week. Michael Young leaves Texas after 13 years with the team, Zack Greinke signed a record contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Josh Hamilton didn’t sign anywhere…yet.
Here’s a quick...
Major League Baseball’s favorite Twitter account is taking his act to Arizona.
Conventional wisdom states that second-tier pitchers (i.e. anyone who isn’t Zack Greinke) were waiting around for Greinke to sign and determine the market for their services. Well, not Brandon McCarthy, apparently.
According to multiple reports and and as first reported by Arizona talk radio host John...
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...