LOS ANGELES The Angels have a news conference scheduled for late Wednesday morning to officially introduce their four new pitchers, none of whom will be Zack Greinke.
When it came time to choose his team, sign his contract and pose for photos wearing his teams jersey and cap, Greinke picked the Dodgers, not the Angels.
Greinke spent two months in Anaheim last season, but any hope the Angels had that he would like it enough to return dissolved in dollars and years. They simply chose not to compete with the kind of offers he was getting from the Dodgers.
Its not that theyre unwilling to invest. Last winter, they were the team making the biggest splash, signing Albert Pujols and pitcher CJ Wilson to mega-deals that made them favorites to win the World Series.
But theres been a seismic shift in power and resources. The Dodgers have new owners and an apparent unlimited budget, and theyre flexing their financial muscle at a level that would shame the New York Yankees. In two days, th...