Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/9/12
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 lefty Ryu Hyu...
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