Originally posted on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 2/26/13
On the heels of everyone praising Tom Brady for “taking less money” (even if he really isn’t) comes a rather refreshing report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports regarding Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke. Heyman and Greinke discussed the circumstances of his free agency during the offseason and how he decided to sign a six-year, $147-million contract with the Dodgers. And unlike other professional athletes that like to tell us that it’s all about what’s best for the team, Greinke is honest and says it was all about him. So to him, the most important thing was the money and not all the cliché BS that athletes (or the journalists that love them) like to throw around. Greinke, who got a $147-million, six-year Dodgers deal, is “well spoken, insightful, unfiltered,” general manager Ned Colletti said. Exactly right. Especially the unfiltered part. Greinke reads everything, hears everything and seemingly knows everything. He wants the record straight, and he works at keeping it that way. And money...
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