Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Greinke That Stole Christmas (Or At Least Pitcher of the Month)

Wow! I can't remember the last time a pitcher started off like this. Greinke is so likeable that I can't even be mad at the fact that I traded him away last year in fantasy baseball and his salary is $3 for the next two years! I was loaded with starting pitching, contending for the title and needed a catcher so I traded him for Mauer. Oh well. In five of Greinke's six starts this year, he has not given up a single earned run! He's got 54 K's and only 8 walks. In an age when complete games are as rare as hitting the lotto, Zack has three of them in his first six starts. Two of those were shutouts. But perhaps the best quality of Greinke is his down to earth attitude. When he found out he was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated last week, this was his response:

There's a lot more interesting stuff going on right now,” Greinke said. “They should have something else on the cover. Playoff basketball or something else. So it's a mistake. They'll probably sell their least amount of magazines in a long time — except when NASCAR was on the cover.

There is no one else like Zack. I hope he can keep this up for the rest of the year, he is one pitcher that is fun to watch.

2002 Bowman Chrome Zack Greinke Rookie

2002 Bowman Chrome Zack Greinke Rookie Back