kev921 wrote:I believe that both the Royals & Grienke are both at fault. But Mostly, the Royals rushed this guy to KC far too early. I feel like that there are far too few "kids" can handle the pressure of the big leagues that quickly. If that were false, why have the minor leagues at all? Some guys just need a little extra "seasoning" before they should be allowed to be promoted. The Royals were too greedy and promoted him too quickly.
I don't know Grienke, but there has to be some blame fall on him too. Most of us cannot understand what it is like to be perfect and then have failure.
If this was simply Grienke I could write it off as him being a quirky individual who always seemed to be in his own world. But this is something that is becoming way too common with the organization. Players not reaching their potential and falling off the face of the earth has simply become the way of life around the Royals.
No doubt about it, Grienke is one of the largest failures in baseball over the recent past. He was an absolute can't miss prospect who may now never even reach the 350 innings plateau. This is a guy who had the same type of ace potential as Felix Hernandez, yet there are now reports floating around that he may never play in the majors again.