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.
Certainly, this deal will suck for the Yankees for the last few years, but I think the difference between this and CC is they probably had to do five years to get him and weren't bidding against themselves.