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Dodgers don't get Giancarlo Stanton. Why the surprise?

Dodgers don't get Giancarlo Stanton. Why the surprise?

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...

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