Greinke, a change of heart?

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18 thoughts on “Greinke, a change of heart?

  1. forged

    How has Greinke pitched in New York to this point in his career?

    (Not so much the wins/losses, because after all he is pitching for the Royals, but other indicators of how he would fare in Yankee Stadium … )

    • Damian

      Pitched in NY twice in the past three years, both in 2008, so any projection based on that would be pretty empty.

  2. It's a puny sample size:

    4 games (3 started) IN Yankee Stadium (facing the Yanks at home, never easy)
    0-2 record
    8.82 ERA (makes Javy Vaz look like Bob Gibson)
    WHIP: 2.204

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.c

    • brt

      With Greinke, I think you almost have to disregard everything pre-breakdown as well, because he was simply a different pitcher (and person) then…so forget everything prior to 2007. In ’07, while still actually in recovery, he had one horrible relief outing in NY. In ’08, two perfectly fine starts. Nothing since. Agree that it’s a really small sample.

      FWIW, he’s pitched pretty darn well in Boston.

  3. Professor Longnose

    If they could get Greinke without giving up Montero, I'd say go for it whether they sign Lee or not. Of course, that's a big if.

    • Without Montero, gotta figure it would have to include AT LEAST Gardner and some of the Killer B's down on the farm, plus others. I know Cashman won't include Hughes, but sure would dump Joba.

      • Colins

        Gardner, Joba, 2 B's, low level prospect.
        Personally felt giving up 3 pitchers in 1 trade never a good idea.

        I just dont see Grienke being a Yankee this coming season. I would like to seem him here but cant accept the cost. If we really are giving up all that to get Grienke rather go for Upton

        • Colins

          need an edit option…

          The outfield is one of the strongest aspects of the Yankees i really do not want to mess with it, especially if it means giving up Gardner.

          • I think there IS an edit option, but it's limited to a short period of time after posting. I think.

        • Brien@IIATMS

          I don't really see why Kansas City would have much interest in Joba now that he's in his arbitration years. But Gardner is definitely a Dayton Moore kind of player.

  4. Colins

    CC, Lee, Pettite, Huges, AJ dont see a spot or need for Grienke.

    IF

    Lee or Pettite dosent sign sure there is an opening and a need but is the cost for getting Grienke is worth it?

    Personally i prefer to get Grienke than pay Lee 6 year contract…

  5. forged

    So, just for comparison sake, here's the same info for Lee. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.c

    4 Games started, 2-2 record, 5.91 ERA, WHIP 1.313.

  6. adam

    I would imagine Greinke is pretty freaking tired of having Yuniesky Betancourt behind him every time he pitches. Not that the Yankees infield defense is unstoppable, but I can see how he might like things like run support and winning.

    • geoff

      And Jeter would be an improvement?

      • Mark Smith

        Sadly, yes.

  7. Brien@IIATMS

    I'd just like to put the lid on the sheer amount of ignorant talk about anxiety disorders and depression this story brings out.

    • I agree, which is why I didn't even touch on that aspect.

      • Brien@IIATMS

        Besides, if the Yankees do acquire Greinke, they'll have Jeter to run interference for him. At least he'll have a chance to earn some of that "Captain money" that way right? ;)

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