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
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. ...
The e-mail popped into owner Mark Walter's in-box Friday shortly after 10 a.m. It was from general manager Ned Colletti, and Walter froze. One click, and the revelation would be the difference between spending millions more dollars and unlocking a potential avenue to the World Series ... and little more than a loud foul ball. ... ...more
In a blockbuster deal involving multiple marquee players, staggering amounts of money and drama for the ages, the Red Sox and Dodgers were on the verge of completing a historic deal Friday that dramatically alters the face of both franchises. ... ...more
Adrian Gonzalez isn't the power threat he once was, but he would be a significant upgrade to the Dodgers lineup at first base if they can pull off what would be another blockbuster summer deal. Of course, "significant upgrade" for the Dodgers is a very relative term when it's applied to first base. ... ...more
He resides in the corner of the home clubhouse in Dodger Stadium, hanging his belongings in a locker that is out of the way and almost unnoticeable. But what Hanley Ramirez has done in the month since the Marlins shipped him west is anything but unnoticeable. ... ...more
You can find him on Twitter @TheRealMattKemp. What the Dodgers need right now is for their one-time MVP candidate and current slump-ridden center fielder to, well, slide back into his Twitter handle. ... ...more