Greinke Gave Rangers Chance to Beat Dodgers' Offer

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Greinke Gave Rangers Chance to Beat Dodgers' Offer
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Zack Greinke signed a contract that made him -- at the time -- the highest-paid right-handed pitcher ever this offseason (Felix Hernandez has since topped him). The money, Greinke told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports quite candidly, was the biggest factor in his decision to sign with the Dodgers. However, multiple sources indicated to Heyman that Greinke gave the Rangers an opportunity to top the Dodgers' final offer before agreeing to his six-year, $147MM contract. Greinke made an offer to the Rangers, but Texas elected to counter-offer rather than accept it...

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