Articles matching tag: Free Agents
- Column: Arizona Diamondbacks Surprise Baseball WorldDecember 10, 2015
With one swipe of a pen, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a franchise altering move, one that also sent reverberations throughout the baseball industry. One day after unveiling a new line of uniforms, Arizona shocked the baseball world by signing pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year, $207 million contract. Greinke, this year’s runner up for the Cy Young award in the National League, spent the last three years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, amassing a 51-15 record. Greinke and teammate Clayton Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young winner, led the Dodgers to the playoffs in all three seasons. At the end of this season, Greinke exercised an opt-out clause in the six-year, $147 million contract he signed with the Dodgers in 2012.