Poll: Do you agree with the Dodgers’ decision to let Zack Greinke go?

Zack Greinke has signed a six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, reportedly worth $195 $206.5 million. Magic Johnson said that Greinke was the Dodgers’ number-one priority as recently as Tuesday, but the co-owner acknowledged that an “off the charts” offer could change things.

No baseball player has ever received a higher average annual value than the reported $32.5$34.42 million going to Greinke — the literal definition of “off the charts.”

Simple question: Do you agree with the decision to let Greinke walk?


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Zack Greinke to sign with Arizona Diamondbacks.

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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.

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Season in review about nothing: Zack Greinke, ‘The Reverse Peephole.’

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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.

Zack Greinke, P.

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.”
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Magic Johnson: Re-signing Zack Greinke is the Dodgers’ ‘number one priority.’

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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.
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Dodgers shut out of 2015 BBWAA awards; Bryce Harper wins MVP.

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.

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