After trading former Cy Young pitcher Zach Greinke to the Angels before the trade deadline last season, Milwaukee never really stood a chance to re-sign the ace. Greinke came to terms on a record breaking deal with the Dodgers yesterday.
Greinke's six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers makes him the latest of a series of high-profile players to say, "Thanks, but no thanks," to the Brewers before finding record-setting riches in free agency. The Brewers' payroll will be in the $80-$90 million range on Opening Day. The Dodgers' current projected payroll is about $225 million, which would be a Major League record.