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Kansas City Royals: Five Reasons They're Better off Without Zack Greinke

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Kansas City Royals: Five Reasons They're Better off Without Zack Greinke
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It was no secret that Zack Greinke wanted out of Kansas City. Speculation arose of where he'd be traded to, if traded at all.

Would it be the New York Yankees?

Would it be the Philadelphia Phillies?

Or would he just be forced to stay put in Kansas City?

In the end he ended up in Milwaukee and is now a Brewer.

The Kansas City Royals went 67-95 last season. Greinke went 10-14 and at 4.17, he had his third highest ERA in his seven years in the big leagues.

Greinke was outstanding 2008 and 2009 season, winning the AL Cy Young in 2009. 

Of course, you can't judge Greinke by his Win/Loss statistics. Getting run support from the Kansas City Royals is not something that comes often for any pitcher. 

We've seen flashes of greatness from some of the Royals this spring training.

It is clear to see that the Royals and Manager Ned Yost have already moved on from Greinke and are focusing on an aggressive style of play and a team mentality.

Without Greinke, the Royals don't have one of those players that stands out from the rest.

They don't really have a face for their organization anymore.

One could argue that any veteran presence on the team will ultimately become the face of the franchise, such as Jeff Franceour. 

The Royals may not have their face anymore with the departure of Greinke, but in the long run, the Royals will be better off.

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