Pitcher Zack Greinke will sign a six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, once he passes a physical. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Pitcher Zack Greinke has a contract agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
According to multiple reports, Greinke will receive a six-year contract. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the contract will pay a total of $195 million, or $32.5 million per season, the highest ever for a baseball player. According to multiple reports, Greinke will receive $206.5 million total, for a record average value of $34.42 million per season.
Free agent pitcher Zack Greinke set a franchise record with his 225 ERA-plus for the Dodgers in 2015. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
This is Part 18 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
Key stats: 19-3, 1.66 ERA (225 ERA+), 0.844 WHIP in 32 starts (222 ⅔ IP).
Seinfeld episode: “The Reverse Peephole” (season 9, episode 12).
Key quote: “Important things go in a case. You got a skull for your brain, a plastic sleeve for your comb, and a wallet for your money.”
Free agent right-hander Zack Greinke went 19-3 with a 1.66 earned-run average for the Dodgers in 2015. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
After introducing new manager Dave Roberts
on Tuesday, Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson said that re-signing Zack Greinke
is the team’s top priority this winter.
Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished seventh, Clayton Kershaw finished 10th, and Adrian Gonzalez finished 20th in the MVP race. Voters are required to list 10 players on their MVP ballots.
Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.
I listed Greinke third on my MVP ballot, which I explained here. A spreadsheet of all 30 MVP ballots, along with the final tally for each candidate, is here.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award by a narrow margin Wednesday. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished second and teammate Clayton Kershaw finished third.
Here’s how the BBWAA electorate voted:
Here’s how the individual votes were cast (per BBWAA.com). A full story will follow: