The Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke for $206 million dollars over six years.
Is this the day the National League West was won by the Arizona Diamondbacks? According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, CBS Sports Jon Heyman and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the D-backs have inked Zack Greinke to a six-year, $195 million dollar contract pending a physical.
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The average annual value of the deal is $34.33 million dollars, the highest in the history of baseball. It exceeds the $31 million dollars per season the Boston Red Sox gave David Price earlier this week. Not only is the dollar amount hard to grasp but the fact of how quickly this came together is equally as shocking.
Literally about two hours ago, Rosenthal reported that the D-backs were pursuing the former Cy Young Award winner. Less than an hour later, news broke that the two sides did in fact reach an agreement. After all the jockeying back and forth as to who Greinke would sign with, the Los Angeles Dodgers or the San Francisco Giants, it was the Snakes who slithered in and plucked him from under their rivals’ noses.
According to Rosnethal, the D-backs may not be done yet:
Stay tuned as Arizona’s offseason activity seems to be extremely fluid.