Greinke says he chose LA for World Series win

Home > Sports > Football

print dictionary print

Greinke says he chose LA for World Series win

LOS ANGELES - Zack Greinke showed up alone to a mid-November meeting at Dodger Stadium, asking as many questions as he answered. When he left three hours later, the pitcher thought he may have found his new team while the Los Angeles Dodgers brass knew they had to land the top arm on the open market.

They did, signing Greinke to a $147 million, six-year deal that is the richest for a right-hander in baseball history. The Dodgers beat out Texas and the rival Los Angeles Angels, for whom Greinke pitched last season.

The Dodgers haven’t won the World Series since 1988, but that didn’t discourage Greinke.

“Besides the money, the No. 1 [reason] was they have a team that could win a World Series for several years,” he said.

Greinke’s introduction on Tuesday culminated a more than $200 million spending spree by the Dodgers in which they also signed Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, who got a $36 million, six-year deal.

AP

More in Football

U-23 team coach hopes to make history in Tokyo

Kawasaki 'God' Jung Sung-ryong discusses success in the J League

Chung Mong-gyu returns as head of KFA for third term

Veteran Lee Chung-yong sees big things in Ulsan's future

Son scores another as Spurs beat Brentford to reach Carabao Cup final

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now