Zack Greinke Needs Some Help

Casey KrouseContributor IApril 14, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 05:  Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch during the season opener game against the Detroit Tigers on April 5, 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Okay I love Zack Greinke and everyone knows he is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball in terms of strikeouts and getting out of jams, so why are the Royals not one of the best teams in baseball? 

The thing is, the Royals don't have any offense.  They have good hitters like Posendik, Betancourt, Ankiel, Dejesus, and Guillen, but they don't hit as good as they should. I mean Greinke will shut teams down for about five or six innings a game, but the offense doesn't take advantage of that. Then, Greinke will start giving up two runs, which shouldn't cost them, but it does because they might have one or possibly no runs.  So they end up losing.

I think that if the Royals want to be a top of the line team they need to really focus on their hitting. Greinke is a great pitcher and they have a good defense, but they can't hit. So if I could meet Zack I would tell him not to change anything, but try to encourage his teammates to really work hard on their hitting.