Zack Greinke is a lucky, lucky man.
It’s unclear exactly where he’ll be pitching in 2013, but it will probably be Arlington or Los Angeles, and the Dodgers, Angels and Rangers appear to be the last three teams vying for his services. However, some of the numbers being bandied about have made there way around the Internet, and they are mind blowing.
The most cited report has Greinke standing to make more overall than the seven-year, $161 million contract that CC Sabathia signed with the Yankees at the conclusion of the 2008 campaign. There are any number of factors that have led up to this point and inflated the 29-year-old right-hander’s value, but there’s really only one conclusion to be drawn from these well-confirmed rumors.
The figures attached to Greinke are absolutely absurd, and any team taking him on for such a contract is being foolish to the point of recklessness.
Now, that being said, there are perfectly logical reasons that Greinke’s price has gone so sky high. He’s a qu...