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Greinke: Money 'obviously' No. 1 reason to be in L.A.

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08:18 AM ET 02.26 | Credit Zack Greinke for his honesty, which may or may not serve him well in the future. Doesn't have it in him to lie. Just can't do it. He tells you flat out his free agency was about the money, first and foremost. Others claim it isn't, but they're fibbing. ... [Money] in free agency, to him, was no small thing. "It's obviously the No. 1 thing," Greinke said. "I could play for the worst team if they paid the most ... If the last place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was." ... [The Dodgers and Rangers] made final offers that were said by two different people in the know to have been either "similar" or "very close."

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February 26, 2013  08:56 AM ET

It is good to hear something we already knew that they are greedy, don't care about winning anymore, and just like to be center of attention.

February 26, 2013  09:24 AM ET

The Dodgers will regret signing this guy.

February 26, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Glad the Rangers did not get him. He obvously cares more about money..and doesn't REALLY care about winning. You don't want that type of guy on your team. THe Moose is correct...Dodgers will regret this.....

February 26, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Just remember, with the money comes high expectations.

February 26, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Dodgers will regret signing this guy.

He may be one of a handful of regrets they may end up having.

February 26, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Dodgers will regret signing this guy.

So true. They may already.

February 26, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He may be one of a handful of regrets they may end up having.

I think they and the Angels are going to compete for most regrets......

February 26, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He may be one of a handful of regrets they may end up having.

Agreed, they seemed to be like a kid in a candy store at the end of last year, gobbling up whatever they laid their eyes on............

February 26, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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Agreed, they seemed to be like a kid in a candy store at the end of last year, gobbling up whatever they laid their eyes on............

Yeah, for us redsox fans, the dodgers were the only good thing to happen during the Valentine year.

February 26, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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It is good to hear something we already knew that they are greedy, don't care about winning anymore, and just like to be center of attention.

I don't think it's necessarily greedy. He is just stating facts. If someone offers me substantially more money - I am taking it. That is more money for my family, period. You only get a couple of shots at free agency, so why would you take less?

It's easy for fans to knock guys who don't take discounts, but 10 million here or 5 million there - it adds up as lost revenue - money that most guys will never get back.

February 26, 2013  12:30 PM ET

Do you guys honestly believe Money isn't number one with a majority of professional athletes?

February 26, 2013  02:23 PM ET
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Do you guys honestly believe Money isn't number one with a majority of professional athletes?

Nope.

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February 27, 2013  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It is good to hear something we already knew that they are greedy, don't care about winning anymore, and just like to be center of attention.

this is something we all knew about todays ballplayers and this just proves it.

February 27, 2013  06:26 PM ET

there are days when i think that the pirate management has the right idea.

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