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#1swisher
12-08-2012, 07:36 PM
Dylan Hernadez
Source: Dodgers closing in on a six-year, $145-million deal with Zack Greinke.

The deal between the Dodgers and Greinke isn't done.

mzh
12-08-2012, 07:43 PM
Per MLBTR, LA Times (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/dodgers-appear-close-to-signing-zack-greinke.html)

6 years, $145 Million. He'll do well in Dodger Stadium.

Lip Man 1
12-08-2012, 08:03 PM
Expected. Would the Sox consider a deal with the Angels involving Floyd?

Lip

Bucky F. Dent
12-08-2012, 09:46 PM
Second largest contract for a pitcher in league history.

DSpivack
12-08-2012, 10:52 PM
Expected. Would the Sox consider a deal with the Angels involving Floyd?

Lip
I bet the Sox will consider a lot of deals with Floyd with a number of teams. I wonder if such a deal won't come until later in the offseason, however, when the market for SPs settles a bit.

As for Greinke, he seems like a good fit in Dodger Stadium behind Kershaw.

ComiskeyBrewer
12-09-2012, 01:10 AM
Dodgers could take the Highest payroll title away from the yankees, who have had it since 98, IIRC. Those guys just can't get rid of that TV cash fast enough.

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-09-2012, 02:23 AM
Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.

QCIASOXFAN
12-09-2012, 03:44 AM
Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.
Was thinking the same thing. :o:

Moses_Scurry
12-09-2012, 07:37 AM
It's nice to see the national league teams have to deal with a 'Yankee' team for once. I wonder who will play the part of the Red Sox and try to keep up with them.

mzh
12-09-2012, 10:48 AM
The market for Gavin Floyd just heated up a little bit.

Bucky F. Dent
12-09-2012, 10:59 AM
Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.

Yeah - I like Greinke, but the size of this deal has me scratching my head a bit.

#1swisher
12-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Jim Bowden
According to a Dodger source:Greinke has a full player opt out clause after 3 yrs & if traded during contract he can opt out at end of yr

Dodgers planning for the Press Conference to introduce Greinke for TUESDAY (after he passes physical of course)

If Greinke opts out of contract after 3 years...he will have made $76 million...and has his option to reenter the market at age 32

Greinke deal: $12m sign bonus $17m, $24m, $23m, $24m, $23m, $24m; full player opt out after 3yrs; if player traded can opt out at end of yr

#1swisher
12-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Jon Heyman
no matter what happens with Ryu & dodgers today at deadline, dont be surprised if dodgers pursue anibal or lohse, too.

dodgers will consider a ss or 3b. don't appear in on Youk. at the moment, anyway. (but dont rule out anything for LAD)

PaleHoser
12-09-2012, 01:05 PM
That's an average for $24.1M per year.


That's over $30K per regular season out if he stays healthy all six years of that deal.
$8K per pitch for an average inning?
And he isn't even Hall of Fame material. Insane.

SOXSINCE'70
12-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.

Don't forget David Price.

JB98
12-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Imagine what this deal does for guys like King Felix, Verlander, and Kershaw who are far superior IMO.

No kidding. Greinke is a good pitcher, but he's a No. 2 in a lot of rotations, including the Dodgers. I wouldn't have given him a contract like that, but the Dodgers are obviously going for all the marbles.

Lip Man 1
12-09-2012, 04:23 PM
JB:

Today pitching is the most precious commodity in baseball. It's in short supply especially solid starters (and I'd put Greinke in that class), when someone gets to the open market you're going to pay through the nose for it.

Lip

palehozenychicty
12-09-2012, 04:57 PM
JB:

Today pitching is the most precious commodity in baseball. It's in short supply especially solid starters (and I'd put Greinke in that class), when someone gets to the open market you're going to pay through the nose for it.

Lip

Yeah. It's classic supply and demand.

I'm still not sure that they'll get into the playoffs, even with that payroll.

johnnyg83
12-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Yeah. It's classic supply and demand.

I'm still not sure that they'll get into the playoffs, even with that payroll.

I think they have a pretty good shot, especially with expanded playoffs.

What's the NL look like next year?

IMHO

Giants = good
Nationals = Good
Reds = pretty good
Cards = pretty good
Braves = maybe?
Phillies = maybe

I'd put them below the Nationals and above the Reds.

palehozenychicty
12-09-2012, 10:25 PM
I think they have a pretty good shot, especially with expanded playoffs.

What's the NL look like next year?

IMHO

Giants = good
Nationals = Good
Reds = pretty good
Cards = pretty good
Braves = maybe?
Phillies = maybe

I'd put them below the Nationals and above the Reds.

I want to see how Kemp and Crawford recover from their surgeries. Crawford is especially not a sure thing, as he hasn't played much since 2010.

They still need a third baseman, but who doesn't? Gordon was also banged up most of 2012.

I'm also not sold on Hanley Ramirez at SS. He can't play there anymore.

They have the time and cash to add a couple pieces, but it'll be interesting to see how they fill those holes. They do have some starters to trade like Harang and Capuano.

DSpivack
12-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Greinke wasn't the only expensive starting pitcher inked by the Dodgers this weekend:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MlbTradeRumors/~3/3L-O0ruVfYk/dodgers-sign-hyun-jin-ryu.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

DSpivack
12-10-2012, 07:25 PM
On the insanity of the Dodgers:

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/44714/pondering-zack-greinkes-147-million-deal%22

palehozenychicty
12-10-2012, 09:21 PM
The thing is that their impending TV deal is currently undervalued by the reported $6 billion estimate.

palehozenychicty
12-10-2012, 09:22 PM
If Reinsdorf sells the team, please let a hedge fund with billions buy them!

DSpivack
12-10-2012, 09:36 PM
The thing is that their impending TV deal is currently undervalued by the reported $6 billion estimate.

What's interesting to me is that the story said that the deal with Fox is far from done, they just have an exclusive negotiating window that will soon end. The Dodgers could end with more than that.

If Reinsdorf sells the team, please let a hedge fund with billions buy them!
Even if that happens, I doubt the Sox will have the revenue to look like the Dodgers.

Lip Man 1
12-10-2012, 10:59 PM
Time Warner cable in SoCal is the one really pushing for the Dodgers rights to go along with the Lakers property which they already have.

The final winning bid will be astronomical in the range of 250 million per season to the franchise and that's before even one ticket has been sold.

The rich get righer because they know how the game is played.

I think the Sox rights come open in 2016....and I agree they might get an increase but nothing like, not even close to what the Rangers, Angels, Dodgers are getting and what the Yankees / Red Sox will get when they hit the market.

Lip