If he had pitched for a major league team, he could have won 22-24 games. It's nice to see a guy recognized for excellence on a team that didn't sniff the play offs. Plus with the emotional issues he has overcome, good for him.
Originally posted by It's FalseNot-so-bold prediction: Greinke goes to a contender before next year's trade deadline.
I don't see it. He doesn't like the spotlight at all. He even said upon winning the Cy Young Award that he's afraid people will start to say "hi" to him in and around Orlando, where he lives. Nope, I don't see him leaving KC.
Plus, the best move the Royals made in the last 10 years was signing Grienke to an extension before last season. He'll be a bargain thru '12. Maybe that's the year they move him, if they're still lost and poor, but it'd take an incredible deal for it to be worth it to move Zach the next two years.
I think this is the only thing the Red Sox could do. Papelbon wants to close. They need him to close. Pineiro is attracting attention in the trade market and I expect him to be traded. The fifth starter is a lot less valuable than a solid bullpen.