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Greinke can opt out in three years

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08:05 AM ET 12.10 | Is the clock already ticking on Zack Greinke? If you think [Greinke] just signed a big free-agent contract, wait three years. He might get an even bigger deal then. Greinke's six-year, $147 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers includes an opt-out clause that enables him to return to the open market midway through the agreement, major-league sources say. Talk about perfect timing: By the time Greinke is eligible for his second round of free agency, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander already will have signed new deals. ... Greinke's new $24.5 million average salary is a record for a pitcher on a multi-year contract. Kershaw, Hernandez and Verlander are virtually certain to push the standard into the $30 million range.

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December 10, 2012  08:32 AM ET

In 3 years, the Dodgers will be wringing their hands wishing that it was a team opt out.

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December 10, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Did they learn nothing from the Yankees in giving out these opt out clauses?

December 10, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Did they learn nothing from the Yankees in giving out these opt out clauses?

Of course not. It's the Dodgers.

December 10, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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They'll smear some tapioca pudding on the forgery to make it more credible.

mmmm....tapioca pudding.....Zachie's favorite!

December 10, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Of course not. It's the Dodgers.

Who, by all accounts, now have the highest payroll in baseball. It was a good run, but I'm glad the Yanks are passing the torch.

December 10, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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In 3 years, the Dodgers will be wringing their hands wishing that it was a team opt out.

This^

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December 10, 2012  09:49 AM ET

All of this outrageous salaries will come to an end one day when the tv people and baseball fans tells these greedy owners and players enough is enough.

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December 10, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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In 3 years, the Dodgers will be wringing their hands wishing that it was a team opt out.

Agreed. The Dodgers are going to regret this contract.

December 10, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Boy the Dodgers are spending all kinds of money these days. I think they must have received huge government grants because they said they were going to manufacture and install solar panels when they weren't playing ball.

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December 10, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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And maybe provide some "security" overseas for a few billion more?

Yeah!

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