Zack Greinke is gone. Another small-market hero traded to greener pastures elsewhere. Kansas City Royals fans (all 2,000 or so who are left) are distraught, outraged and sad.
The only player on the roster fans would purchase a game-day ticket to watch will now be taking his magical pitching prowess to the Milwaukee Brewers. Good luck, Zack. You wanted a chance to win, and we’ll see how you compete for a team that is now the favorite to win the NL Central.
Even though I thought it was a huge mistake to trade Greinke, as front-line starting pitchers are the single hardest talent to acquire and cultivate, this trade has the potential of being great for these three reasons.