Royals Nightly
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Greinke Bit
I hope everyone read with wonder and joy my question concerning Zach Greinke in Will Carroll's recent chat at baseball prospectus:

"Will (Iowa): I spent last season convinced the Royals should have shut Greinke down early, if only because there was no real benefit to his being on the mound after awhile and he's so young. Can you tell me anything about how Greinke projects injury-wise... I remember how everyone said Prior was too perfect to get injured...

Will Carroll: Greinke is an interesting case to watch. Young, not a power pitcher, never overused. I feel very good about how he'll work with new Royals pitching coach Guy Hansen. Add in that the Royals are smart enough to work with ... other smart organizations, we'll say (gotta keep those sources secret!), and it adds up to the right place to be. There's always things like ticket sales, schedule integrity, and the chance that the Royals had Greinke working on certain things during those last starts that we don't know. There's a long way to go between integrating the insider and outsider info."

Its nice to see the Royals behind-the-scenes staff being well-recieved in the analyst community. This is a new phenomenon.


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