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Dodgers analysis: Zack Greinke's exit intensifies pressure on the front office

Dodgers analysis: Zack Greinke's exit intensifies pressure on the front office

Now, now, stop that. Very unbecoming. Tears never solved anything in baseball. Think of Tom Hanks or Don Drysdale or just about anybody but Zack Greinke.

That would be Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondback.

That’s right, in the year 2015 the Dodgers were just outbid by the Diamondbacks. And only by about $50 million. This one will take a while to digest, if ever.

The Dodgers’ front-office team of Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi decided to go all practical on Greinke. He is, after all, 32 years old. Five years was apparently deemed their limit. They were willing to match the average annual salary of Clayton Kershaw and David Price at $31 million. Seemed logical...

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