Per Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks have signed their ace, Zack Greinke:
According to CBS Sports Jon Heyman, the Dodgers offered Greinke a five year deal worth $31 million per season:
I will assume Greinke will make more than $31 million per season with the Diamondbacks, as he was pretty blunt about going to the team that offered the most money when he signed with the Dodgers three years ago. Well, Bob Nightengale confirms his deal:
Greinke will now join first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, outfielder A.J. Pollock and the rest of the Diamondbacks as new GM Dave Stewart makes a huge splash in the free agent market.
Update - Greinke will earn almost $34.5 million per season over the next six seasons:
Greinke is one of the top five starters in the game and will now head the Diamondbacks staff:
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That staff doesn't look like a staff that can contend for the playoffs, so maybe Stewart will make more noise at the Winter Meetings to add another starter to his rotation. If they really want to compete, they will have to shore up their bullpen as well, so maybe a trade for Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is a possibility as well?
I don't see this news affecting Greinke's ranking too much as he has pitched well in a small sample size of starts in Arizona in his career.
What the Dodgers do to respond to this will be really interesting as there are several starters still on the market including Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, Mike Leake, Hisashi Iwakuma and Scott Kazmir, to name a few. They could also attempt to trade for Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar among others.