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Dodgers Rumors: Team Expected To Give Greinke 6 Years, $210 Million



As if there hasn’t been enough actual news today, the rumor mill seems to have one-upped everything and given us specifics as to what kind of contract it would take to re-sign Zack Greinke.

The good news, though, is that the Dodgers are expected to be the team to dish out all the money.


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This, via Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News:

On one hand, the immediate reaction is probably one of glee, as it would mean the Dodgers’ greatest advantage from a year ago (Clayton Kershaw and Greinke as the league’s best one-two punch) will again help mask other issues on the roster.

On the other, though… Man. That’s a lot of money to be handing over to a 32 year-old pitcher. The contract wouldn’t hurt at all in the first couple years, but paying a 38-year-old $35 million-plus seems pretty risky.

This is just a rumor, but as specifics come out and reports surface that Greinke will probably sign “soon”, it’s hard not to take note of this kind of thing.

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