Why is Greinke getting so much dough?

Grienke is a very rich man

Let me say this upfront: I don’t hold Zack Greinke‘s salary against him. It was offered, and anyone with half a brain would accept what the Dodgers threw his way. This is not a post about the insane amounts of money athletes make (although, you have to admit, it is insane that athletes are paid that much money).

What I don’t understand is this: it’s Zack Greinke. The guy is a modern-day Alex Fernandez. Good at what he does, but far from an elite player. The highest-paid players should be those who are truly great, not #2 or #3 starters. Josh Hamilton I understand. Alex Rodriguez, cheater though he is, I get it. These are guys who produce runs and win ballgames. Greinke isn’t that guy.


About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on December 14, 2012, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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