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Zack Grienke wanted one thing during free agency, money. In fact Greinke did not care about where he landed as long as the dollar amount was the highest. “It’s obviously the No. 1 thing,” Greinke said. “I could play for the worst team if they paid the most … If the last place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I’m going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was.” With new ownership in place the Dodgers went on a spending spree this winter. Greinke was signed to a six-year deal worth $147 million. With two teams left in the bidding the right hander had two similar deals on the table. Greinke reportedly spoke with the Rangers and gave them a take-it-or-leave-it offer. While the 29-year-old has not talked about that offer it is safe to assume that the dollar amount was higher. Greinke went 15-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 2012 between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Angels.

Video of Dodgers' LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu's first spring training outing

Hyun-Jin Ryu made his Dodgers' debut on Sunday at Camelback Ranch. He threw one inning, allowed one hit and struck out Gordon Beckham on a changeup low and away -- Ryu's signature pitch. The hit he allowed was a triple to Dewayne Wise on a hanging curveball. Sandy Koufax worked with Ryu in a bullpen session a few days ago, but apparently Ryu hasn't yet mastered...

Rangers rumors: Zack Greinke gave Texas chance to beat Dodgers’ offer

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that his decision on where to sign this offseason was all about the money. Greinke also led Heyman to believe he gave the Texas Rangers a chance to beat the Dodgers’ offer before he ultimately signed with LA. Greinke was refreshingly honest about the money he was seeking in free agency: ...

Zack Greinke: ‘I could play for the worst team if they paid the most’

More often than not, professional athletes who sign lucrative contracts try to convince us that their decision was not strictly about money. That can be true in some situations, but money is usually the driving force. Dollars and cents were what motivated Zack Greinke to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the right-hander isn’t afraid to admit it. “It’s obviously the No...

Maybe Alex Castellanos is the answer to the Dodgers' fourth OF question

If you've listened to any episodes of "Dugout Blues," you'll know Jared Massey might be the biggest Alex Castellanos fan on the planet. I try to keep him in check and to quell his excitement, mostly to no avail. Well, even I can't rain on Jared's parade now, especially since Castellanos might actually get a chance to be the Dodgers' right-handed...

The Dodgers Sent Me A Pair of Free Tickets For 2013!

I checked my mailbox a couple of days ago and found a most welcome surprise, with a return address of Elysian Park Avenue. Inside of the unassuming plain white envelope resided vouchers for two free tickets to a Dodgers' game in 2013!I had filled out a survey at the end of 2012 with the possibility of two free tickets coming my way. I actually had completely forgotten about them...

Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley, James Loney: A Triple Auto, i.e. One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other.

I was very, very surprised to win the below card from eBay for the price I did. I mean, I realize it is infested with the James Loney bug but still, Matt Kemp autos of any kind rarely can be had for any sort of steal nowadays. I've wanted one of these bad boys for a while and now I can say I am finally the proud owner of a dual auto of Kemp and Chad Billingsley.Numbered 50/50...

Dodgers Injury News: Luis Cruz, Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are human after all.  The team, built like an All-Star team designed to dominate the league all the way to the world series, could easily be mistaken for something more than human.  They have so much talent, it's easy to forget these are normal ball players.  As proven yesterday by Luis Cruz's and Tony Gwynn Jr.'s absences. The two players...

Dodgers' Elian Herrera hit in the head

Being hit by a pitch is part of the game, but it doesn't always result in an injury.  When being hit by a pitch does result in an injury, it can be devastating to a team and a player.  Just ask Curtis Granderson.  However, there is nothing more frightening than a pitch that rides up and in and hits a player in the head.  That's what happened to Elian Herrera of the...

Dodgers get to know new lefty Ryu

Ryu Hyun-Jin has lost about 15 pounds since he reported to his first spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a fact that didn't go unnoticed by a reporter who used a common Korean phrase to say the left-hander's face was half its previous size.,

Dodgers to Broadcast in Korean

The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to become trilingual.When their new contract with Time Warner Cable takes effect prior to next season, the Dodgers will become the first team in the Majors to broadcast in three, count 'em, three different languages...English, Spanish and Korean.And it makes sense, too...Los Angeles is a pretty Korean-friendly city.Team co-owner Todd Boehly...

Dodgers to broadcast in three languages in 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be the first MLB team to broadcast games in three languages in 2014 when their new TV deal goes into effect reports the LA Times. In addition to the standard English and Spanish broadcast, the Dodgers will be adding in a Korean broadcast for their games. Korean may seem like an odd choice as a third language, but the Dodgers have had a tie to Korea...

Dodgers Zach Greinke: I Could Play For The Worst Team If They Paid The Most

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke is one of the best in baseball at his position.  Greinke is also one of the games richest after signing a six-year, $147 million deal with the Dodgers this off-season. Greinke took a shot at those professional athletes who sign huge lucrative contracts, and then deny that it was about the money. Greinke let it be known to that...

Baseball salary extremes: Dodgers and Astros

Baseball needs to figure out a way to split up the money they bring in from MLBAM and have each team spend a portion of that profit on player salaries. The words salary cap and baseball have been a striking issue in the past, but maybe those that control the game, that being the players and the owners, can work together, as a team between the owners and the union. In 2013 MLB...

Globe Trotters

Cuban defector Yasiel Puig and South Korean transplant Hyun-Jin Ryu have quickly become part of the Dodger fabric during their first big league camp.
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