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Dodgers Irritate Baseball With Zack Greinke Signing

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Posted: 12/29/2012 12:48 AM

Dodgers Irritate Baseball With Zack Greinke Signing 


By Howard Cole 

 

COMMENTARY| Sing it with me now. All I want for Christmas is my two front-of-the-rotation starters.

Well, the Los Angeles Dodgers have their two front-of-the-rotation starters all right. By signing Zack Greinke on Saturday to follow the National League's top pitcher in Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles has its best one-two left-right combination since Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. And they didn't even have to bust a holdout to get it done. A tidy $147 million did the trick.


The Greinke deal is pending the obligatory physical, of course, but when have you ever heard of the pending physical nixing a deal? L.A. has its wanted man.

 

 

Wasting no time, the Dodgers brought South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin into the fold Sunday for six years at $36 million, which is on top of the $25.74 million posting fee paid to the Hanwha Eagles for the bidding rights. Though agent Scott Boras projects his client to be a No. 3 starter, where Ryu fits into the rotation is anyone's guess. How the 26-year-old Korean Baseball Organization veteran's numbers translate to the majors is even more of a question, but the club has followed Ryu's career closely, and if they're confident, I am too.

 

 

In Kerhsaw, Greinke, Ryu, Chad BillingsleyJosh BeckettTed LillyAaron Harang and Chris Capuano, L.A. has eight starters under contract for next year. Kershaw seems to have dodged a bullet with a balky hip that caused him to miss a couple of late-2012 starts, and Billingsley is hoping a platelet-rich plasma injection cures his elbow issues, but the Dodgers might want to keep an extra arm in reserve for the time being. Or two.

 

 

Much more at Link !!!!

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/l...9BQm1QAGLjQtDMD  

Last edited 12/29/2012 1:31 AM by washie

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Posted: 12/29/2012 7:11 AM

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The Dodgers are finally where they should be, being big spenders!! Being a big market team like the Yankees, this has been a long time coming for Dodger fans. With the crowds that attend Dodger games annually and the t.v. revenues we are finally where we should be right along side the Yankees when it comes to spending. I will enjoy it while it lasts.....boo-hoo to the nay sayers!!cool
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Posted: 12/29/2012 2:46 PM

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can't wait for ST ansd then the real....season to  start and us kicking  the gnats butts in first series....

Last edited 12/29/2012 2:48 PM by colobrowns

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Posted: 12/31/2012 8:50 AM

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This guy suggests a Denorfia trade... which sounds incredible as a bench move.
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Posted: 01/07/2013 6:54 AM

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SPORTFREAK wrote: The Dodgers are finally where they should be, being big spenders!! Being a big market team like the Yankees, this has been a long time coming for Dodger fans. With the crowds that attend Dodger games annually and the t.v. revenues we are finally where we should be right along side the Yankees when it comes to spending. I will enjoy it while it lasts.....boo-hoo to the nay sayers!!cool
Exactly! 

As a longtime Dodger fan on the East Coast, it has been sinful that they have treated this team like a small market team. 

I still blame Murdoch who took a lot of heat for the Kevin Brown signing.  The fact is, this is a big market team with deep pockets, and it should have always been that way.

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Posted: 01/07/2013 8:42 AM

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Welcome to the board DELAWAREVIKE!

This has always been my contention, "The fact is, this is a big market team with deep pockets, and it should have always been that way."
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Posted: 01/30/2013 8:14 AM

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I will say this.  Living in the Philly area, they are mad that the Dodger's have the pockets to buy what they need.

They are getting frustrated that their ownership group is selling out the ballpark each game, but lagging behind in salary about 60 Million, with management saying they need to go lower.

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