7 Reasons Zack Greinke Will Be a Huge Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers

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7 Reasons Zack Greinke Will Be a Huge Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Zack Greinke is set to become a star after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers for six years and $147 million.

Zack Greinke, the undisputed top pitching prize of the 2013 free-agent class, is set to become a bona fide star after agreeing to a six-year, $147 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman has confirmed that the deal will become official on Monday once Greinke passes his physical.

The 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner already is regarded as one of the game’s best young starting pitchers. Now that Greinke is pitching for one of MLB’s premier franchises, the spotlight is about to shine a whole lot brighter.

Greinke is joining a Dodgers franchise that has been building a virtual All-Star team since Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and the rest of the Guggenheim Baseball Management team took control of the organization last spring. Many falsely assumed that Los Angeles was going all-in on a World Series run in 2012, but the Dodgers really had their sights set on contending in 2013 and beyond.

The acquisitions of Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford meant that Los Angeles was essentially set with its everyday lineup. There were still plenty of questions about next season’s starting rotation, but the Greinke signing brings some clarity to that situation.

With another All-Star in the fold, the Dodgers are prepared to make their first World Series appearance since winning it all in 1988.

Here are seven reasons why Greinke will raise his profile significantly while leading the Dodgers back to the top of the MLB mountain.

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