First glimpse of Hyun-Jin Ryu, and the Dodgers will take it. He didn't win. He was extraordinarily lucky. And he better work on running hard to first base. Call it a learning experience. Call it (mostly) a step in the right direction. ... ...more
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Basketball is for Duke and North Carolina. It is not for Zack Greinke. Not any more. With a big contract comes big responsibility. So, begrudgingly, Greinke over the winter traded in his basketball kicks for running shoes. What six years and $147 million does for lifetime security, well, it sort of does the opposite for frivolity and carelessness. ... ...more
Thirty-eight degrees and Jack Frost nipping at Tim Lincecum's newly exposed ears Tuesday morning, but you know what? Guaranteed, it was still warmer in Scottsdale than anywhere else in the Cactus League. ...
Zack Greinke said he came so close to signing with the Rangers that 'at one point, I was leaning toward Texas.' The Dodgers came so close to their senses Tuesday that they appeared to make it through the day without dumping another multi-gaz-million dollar deal in anybody else's direction. ... ...more
This is not as simple as transitioning from Mannywood in 2009 to the Zack Attack in 2013. Not with Dodgers ownership transferring from a charlatan huckster to the U.S. Mint over the past 12 months. Zack Greinke is joining the Dodgers' rotation, and the meaning of it all is sending shudders throughout the industry. ...