Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
The Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in Saturday on signing the top free-agent pitcher on the market, Zack Greinke, a source told ESPN.
The deal is worth approximately $147 million over six years, a source told ESPN.
This is why it is so freakin hard to stay interested in MLB.
Greinke had a freakish amazing year in 2009, and since then, while he has been good, is that something that you can say justifies paying him $24.5 million a year?
He's highly inconsistent, it just boggles my mind how MLB works.
I mean a young, solid pitcher in Tommy Hanson gets traded for bullpen depth.
Michael Young gets traded for bullpen depth.
Stars are traded for peanuts to clear salary or just to get something for them before they hit free agency.
Then overpaying for players, causing the market to be out of whack.