Zack Greinke admitted that he favored signing with the Rangers as a free agent right up until the end of negotiations when he decided to join the Dodgers.
He was blunt in saying he chose Los Angeles because of their open checkbook and apparent desire to win by spending freely.
"That's what it gets to at the end," Greinke said. "But I don't want to say that's the only reason I came here.
"Going into it (free agency), I made a list of 10 things that were important to me. Each one had a different level of importance. The Dodgers had every single one of them. The only thing it didn't is that I live in Florida and my family is there and LA is all the way out here. So it makes the travel a little bit tougher. But everything else was a positive for playing out here."