Zack Greinke is allowed to opt out of his six-year, $146 million contract with the Dodgers after the 2015 season. In doing that, the right-hander would be leaving three years and $77 million on the table but opening himself up to a free agent market that just awarded Max Scherzer seven years, $210 million.
Greinke spoke a little about his looming opt-out decision this weekend with beat reporter Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times …
“I’ve been thinking about it a little bit,” Greinke said. “I’ll try to … in spring training either tell you if I will have some sort of answers for you, or if I’ll go the whole season not giving any answers. I wasn’t ready for that question today.
“I do know I have really enjoyed L.A. I don’t think you could get a better organization. The owners are amazing. Our front office is, by reputation, the best – or at least in the top three in the game. Our coaching staff is great too. There’s not really any better options anywhere besides here.”
Opting out will pretty much be a no-brainer move if Greinke has another ace-like performance in 2015.
The 31-year-old boasts a 2.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 355 strikeouts in 380 innings with Los Angeles.