December 10, 2012

Zack Greinke Signs with Dodgers: Pitcher Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday. Team co-owner Magic Johnson shared the news to his Twitter followers, calling Greinke "the best pitcher on the free agent market!" Greinke, 29, was 15-5 last season with the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels. The Dodgers signed South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin Sunday and have a 2013 payroll topping $225 million, a Major League Baseball record.

posted by rcade to baseball at 07:39 PM - 3 comments

JoePo has a great article on the Greinke signing.

As a Brewer fan, I knew he wouldn't end up in Milwaukee long-term, but boy did I want to see it happen. He's a fascinating athlete. Tough to root against.

Obviously the Dodgers are the new Yankees. Tough to see him land there, but I suspect he'll have a few good years in that park.

posted by rocketman at 11:52 AM on December 11, 2012

The Dodgers will still find a way to finish behind San Francisco.

posted by dyams at 04:00 PM on December 11, 2012

That's sort of my hunch too, but I'm not going to commit to it. $225 million doesn't guarantee a playoff berth, but it's certainly a nice number for building a roster.

posted by rocketman at 04:27 PM on December 11, 2012

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