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Record-setting payday coming for Greinke

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08:18 AM ET 11.26 | Free agent right-hander Zack Greinke can look forward to breaking new ground on the salary front this winter. Baseball executives see [Greinke] landing a deal for at least six years and perhaps as much as $25 million a year, which could bring Greinke's total haul to $150 million. The presence of both Los Angeles teams in the bidding is likely to benefit Greinke, who should easily set a record for pay for a right-handed pitcher. Giants star Matt Cain set the record for salary for right-handers when he signed in spring training for $112.5 million over five years, an extension that took him to $127.5 million over six years. Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has the per-season record salary on a multiyear deal at $24 million.

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November 26, 2012  08:35 AM ET

That is totally insane!! $150M for Zach Grenkie?

November 26, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That is totally insane!! $150M for Zach Grenkie?

I agree with your assessment.

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November 26, 2012  08:55 AM ET

You think Jered Weaver is kicking himself in the arse, for signing that 5 year $85M extension early?

November 26, 2012  09:25 AM ET

We got Greinke shoved up our butts at the trading dead line last year and now here it is again. The Winter Meetings are next week and I hope someone signs him for a long tern deal so we don;t have to hear about him for a while.

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November 26, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Why not everybody else is throwing money out the Window, why not for Zacky Boy!!!!!!

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November 26, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I agree with your assessment.

I second the motion.

November 26, 2012  12:08 PM ET

cole hamels its younger than greinke, plus he is a lefty handed.. more advantage for the phillies than any other pitcher for any other team,,,

November 26, 2012  12:09 PM ET

cole hamels its younger than greinke, plus he is a lefty handed.. more advantage for the phillies than any other pitcher for any other team,,,

November 26, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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They could pay him in WOW money and he'd be even happier.

likely greinke would sign with the dodgers blue in a blink of an eye,, you better believed,,,

November 26, 2012  12:12 PM ET

angels likely won't sign greinke why? the halos do have too many hefty contracts unless the angels should be able to unload pujols contract, other than that the team its dead untill another ten years or so,,,

November 26, 2012  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You think Jered Weaver is kicking himself in the arse, for signing that 5 year $85M extension early?

It's so hrd to live on only $17 million a year. "I got children to feed."

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November 26, 2012  05:37 PM ET
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+2

+3

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November 26, 2012  06:20 PM ET

I see Boras isn't the only agent buying reporters to pimp his products.

Now way Greinke gets $150M. He's simply not been that good since he won the CY.

 
November 26, 2012  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I see Boras isn't the only agent buying reporters to pimp his products.Now way Greinke gets $150M. He's simply not been that good since he won the CY.

+1

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