Report: Dodgers Close to Signing Zack Greinke

Going to be honest here: the wife and I are in the midst of throwing a holiday party, so this is going to be brief. About three hours ago, I heard news that the Dodgers were getting close to signing Zack Greinke for 6/$150m. Not being able to independently confirm it before the party started, I kept it to myself until I saw someone else break that they were close, then I chimed in on Twitter to add the years and dollar value. About fifteen minutes later, reporters from ESPN, Yahoo, & the LA Times chimed in with the same report, so now I’m sure I’m right. (I said $150m, Dylan Hernandez says $145m, so we’ll see who is right.)

If this is true – and I need to caution heavily that it’s not done yet, though what I’m hearing says it’s be a shock if it falls through – it’s fantastic news, and not just because it saves us from the horror of Kyle Lohse. $150m is a hell of a lot of money, but after what we’ve heard over recent weeks, it’s far less than we worried it might be. (And while I don’t have time to find the link right now, I’m 97% sure I predicted 6/150 weeks ago.)

Much, much more to come…

106 comments
Dang88
Dang88

@AJEllis17: Not sure who's more excited about @dodgers signing Greinke:AJ the catcher of another Ace or AJ the hitter who doesn't have to face him.

Joey Caltabellotta
Joey Caltabellotta

I'm waiting for a report that he's signing with the astros or some such shit. Mystery teams can be a motherfucker. Greinke has been trolling the whole offseason so I'm refusing to get super excited until he actually signs the contract.

Dang88
Dang88

It's my girlfriend graduation and we got Greinke I'm getting drunk

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please

DBrim
DBrim moderator

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DBrim
DBrim moderator

And there it is.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

So,now that Greinke and Ryu are almost settled; How many years to extend Kershaw? 5 with a couple of options sound good?

Pwocky
Pwocky

The real winner here? Mike Petriello's ad revenue. Yes!!!!!

dodgerccp
dodgerccp

Thank you to the McCourt family for selling the team to an ownership group whom appears set to bring WS titles back to Chavez Ravine. Go Blue!

Lobo
Lobo

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest65467576
Guest65467576

I think the 2012 baseball season might have officially murdered my passion for the Dodgers, because this is pretty much the best news ever and I couldn't care less.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Who wouldve thought farm animals could deliver TKO shots? Damn that left hook came outta nowhere. 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

If nothing else this news hugely improved the morale around being a Dodger Fan!

Minotaur4Aslan
Minotaur4Aslan

All right, so if Greinke gets $25 million a year, what does Kershaw get?  $30 million?  $35 million?

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

kershaw, grienke, billingsley, ryu, beckett

 

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Mike Petriello that was quick

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Dang88 he's a fine young man.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Bob Meripol Heyman says that it's done.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Lobo Not yet.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@The_Real_Paul it came to pass :)

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Catfishin we openly hate him cuz he sucks.

Minotaur4Aslan
Minotaur4Aslan

 @darknesssss Is Billingsley still a #3 starter in that rotation?  The guy's got just as much of a question mark as Beckett, IMO, given the existence of "Bad Bills".

Batted Bob
Batted Bob

@The_Real_Paul thank you thank you thank you thank you

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@The_Real_Paul *gulp. That's at least 30 million more over the life of the extension

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@capnsparrow @Minotaur4Aslan lots of orphanages will be built

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

Ted Lilly will be the most expensive long man and #6 starter in MLB.@The_Real_Paul @Minotaur4Aslan @darknesssss

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Catfishin Lilly is the one guy besides Kershaw who aint scared to put a 85 mph heater in somebodys ribs!