Zack Greinke Signed With Dodgers Because They Were 'Highest Bidder'

2/27/13 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Jul. 21, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Greinke against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsLoyalty, championships and anxiety disorders be damned; show me the money! That's Zack Greinke's motto.

The pitcher signed a $147 million, six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the off-season, despite possible issues with his anxiety disorder.

So, why the Dodgers? Because they paid him the most money. Greinke said in an interview:

"I could play for the worst team if they paid the most. If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200 million no matter what team it was."

Well, it's good to know he wouldn't let pride get in the way of a giant pay day!

People feel lots of different ways about this, and there's no right or wrong way. Half of people would sacrifice a little money for a chance at a championship, which is seen all the time in sports, even with athletes as young and talented as LeBron James. However, there are some who just want the cash.

If that's what he was looking for, then he went to the right place because the Dodgers are aiming to make the New York Yankees look like penny pinchers.

You also have to like that he's being honest about it. While it would be nice to hear things like he came to LA because he saw promise with the talent on the team and the new ownership group, there's still something to be loved and respected about the raw truth.

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3/1/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

I have to admit...  A little honesty from a pro is refreshing.   Kuddos to Zach for admitting it.  Now he needs to go out on the mound and get lit up.

2/28/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect


2/28/13   |   Scott   |   53843 respect

Zach Greinke isn't the first and he won't be the last professional athlete that signs with a team that offers the most $$$$