Greinke wasn’t thrilled about the Ballpark in Arlington
Zack Greinke wasn’t too thrilled about the opportunity to pitch at the Ballpark in Arlington. That seemed to be a big reason why he chose the Dodgers over the Rangers.
Greinke, at a press conference on Tuesday, told MLB.Com’s Alden Gonzalez, “It was one negative for Texas, but it’s not the only thing that made a decision. It’s my natural way of pitching to throw four-seamers and just throw it, instead of focusing so hard on keeping the ball down and making it sink. ”
Greinke said to came down to the Rangers and Dodgers, “Along the way, there was a lot of teams, but in the end, it was just those two. At one point, I was favoring Texas, but that changed at the end.”
His agent, Casey Close, also brought up the Ballpark, “I think it was A factor, but I’m not sure it was THE factor. I think that he felt like he’s been able to pitch in a number of different parks and adjusted to Milwaukee and felt like he could do the same in texas if that’s where he ended
up playing. ”
As far as the Dodgers vs. the Rangers, Close said, “Texas was very competitive right ‘til the end. He had a lot of great choices in front of him, and ultimately he decided this was where he wanted to play. But they were very competitive and they did a great job, as well, in the whole
recruiting process of Zack.”