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The Tony La Russa-led Arizona Diamondbacks, trying to run down the Los Angeles Dodgers, splurged for free-agent righthander Zack Greinke and traded for former Cardinals righthander Shelby Mill…
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 1, 2016
MLB hot stove: 50 richest free agent signings

MLB hot stove: 50 richest free agent signings

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke talks to the media during a press conference, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix. Greinke could have stayed with the Los Angeles Dodgers or gone up the coast to the San Francisco Giants. Instead, he...

Clayton Kershaw touts depth in Zack Greinke's absence

Clayton Kershaw touts depth in Zack Greinkes absence
Bless You Boys Jan 28, 2016

Why Justin Upton's opt out clause is a good thing for the Tigers

Opt out clauses are bad business, but Justin Upton's is less bad than you think. Three years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Zack Greinke to a six-year, $147 million contract. Already a legitimate ace, Greinke evolved into one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball in Los Angeles, and posted an MLB-best 1.66 ERA in 2015. Thanks to a specific clause in his contract, Greinke opted out of his contract with the Dodgers and signed an even bigger deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason. Bad news for L.A., right? Well, yeah. But, for some reason, every free agent and their brother...
Athletics Nation Jan 22, 2016

Will the new trend of opt-out clauses hurt the Oakland A's, or help them?

One of the biggest stories of this MLB offseason has been the rise of the opt-out clause. With these clauses in hand, free agents get the security of a long-term contract, but with the chance to bail out partway through if they think they can find a better salary on the open market. In other words, a seven-year deal becomes, say, a three-year deal with a four-year player option, a situation with clear benefits for the player. We saw this play out in real life this winter when Zack Greinke opted out of his final three years with the Dodgers and signed a bigger deal with Arizona -- he walked...
CSN Washington Jan 13, 2016

2016 MLB roster outlook: Arizona Diamondbacks

Even with Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller now in their rotation, the Diamondbacks will have their work cut out for them to capture their first NL West crown since 2011.

Giants trade Cody Hall to Diamondbacks

Right-hander Cody Hall, who was designated for assignment last week, has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Giants announced. Hall won't register alongside Zack Greinke and Shelby Miller in… Continue Reading → The post Giants trade Cody Hall to Diamondbacks appeared first on Giants Extra.

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