He tells you flat out his free agency was about the money, first and foremost. Others claim it isn't, but they're fibbing. Greinke is incapable. Greinke, who got a $147-million, six-year Dodgers deal, is "well spoken, insightful, unfiltered,'' general manager Ned Colletti said. Exactly right. Especially the unfiltered part. And 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.''
— From Jon Heyman