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Postby Element » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:11 am

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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:57 am

Sweet ;-D I knew this would work.



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They'll need to sign Hamilton and move Ethier and a couple of prospects for Shields. ;-D Because I think Greinke goes back to Texas.
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:19 am

$235MM payroll for next year so far. Insane.
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby Halo Homers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:40 pm

It just keeps getting more expensive to sign free agents, which makes a team with a strong minor league system the only certain way to compete year end and year out, unless you can afford 300M payroll per year, and even then nothing is assured.
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Halo Homers wrote:It just keeps getting more expensive to sign free agents, which makes a team with a strong minor league system the only certain way to compete year end and year out, unless you can afford 300M payroll per year, and even then nothing is assured.


+1, Greinke's salary is just insane, no way he's worth that kind of money but I guess it's all relative because if the Dodgers can now afford a $300 mill payroll, they have a bottomless pit of money to overpay for the guys they want. Do Kershaw and Strasburg get 10 years/275 mill when they hit free agency? X-I
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby Halo Homers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:02 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Halo Homers wrote:It just keeps getting more expensive to sign free agents, which makes a team with a strong minor league system the only certain way to compete year end and year out, unless you can afford 300M payroll per year, and even then nothing is assured.


+1, Greinke's salary is just insane, no way he's worth that kind of money but I guess it's all relative because if the Dodgers can now afford a $300 mill payroll, they have a bottomless pit of money to overpay for the guys they want. Do Kershaw and Strasburg get 10 years/275 mill when they hit free agency? X-I


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Add Verlander to Kershaw and Strassburg and you have the first three pitchers who will get 8yr / 200M dollar deals at least.
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:09 pm

apparently they also just signed Ryu...
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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby ensanimal » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:50 pm

This was on Rotoworld in the blurb about the Dodgers signing Ryu Hyun-Jin......
According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Dodgers payroll is now higher than the GDP of at least four countries.



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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby Element » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Ryu looks like the lovechild of Bartolo Colon and Hideki Matsui.

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Re: Dodgers Sign Greinke!

Postby kab21 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:43 pm

So the Dodgers are singlehandedly trying to drive MLB inflation. I've never liked big spenders but this recent binge could potentially throw the competitive balance even more out of whack.
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