Five years and one day ago, the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke.
The contract guaranteed him the most money of any right-handed pitcher. Ever.
Guggenheim Baseball Management was seven months into its ownership of the Dodgers. It already had committed close to $300 million to get Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez in a trade and $85 million to sign Andre Ethier to a contract extension.
Greinke was guaranteed $147 million, although he opted out of the contract three years later. That was the last time the Dodgers committed more than $100 million to any player from outside the organization.
That was five years ago. They did commit $215 million to Clayton Kershaw, the last...