Buster Olney notes something that most of us don’t think about with respect to free agent signings:
Agent points out as a factor in Greinke talks:Because of taxes, LAD would have to offer about $180m just to match a $150m-ish offer from TEX
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 7, 2012
Everyone has different things that motivate them. The taxes used to be offset by the In-N-Out Burger deficit, but they have In-N_Outs in Dallas now, so that’s even.
Personally, though, I would gladly pay $30 million to not have to play in the Texas heat.