You have to love honesty. In the sporting world, during interviews, often times athletes and team leaders will give you coach-speak, cliches, phrases and politically correct answers.
Not Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Grienke. When the free-agent righty was asked by CBSSports.com why he signed with L.A., Grienke kept it real.
He signed for the money.
“I could play for the worst team if they paid the most,” Greinke said. “If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I’m going to go for the $200 million no matter what team it was.”
How refreshing to hear.
Most of the time, you will hear the free-agent player who signed for the big-money deal, say things like: “They wanted me the most”, or ” I grew up a fan of this team”, or ” The tradition speaks for itself”, or ” I want to win a championship”.
Blah, blah, blah.
They go for the cash.