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Postby d18Mike » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:24 am

Now that we are a little deeper into Spring Training ... Greinke has had mixed success, solid strikeout performance but he has been hit around a bit.

Not sure if he will make the Big Club coming out of camp. In a very peculiar contradition, the KC Star implies that he has a strong chance at one of the rotation spots. At the end of the same article there is a comment on Position Battles that notes he will likely start the season in AAA. Go figure

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascit ... 884223.htm

I am really rooting for this guy.

All other issues aside, when he was called up at 20, he was talked about in the same way we talk about, say, Cole Hamels or Jared Weaver. At the time of his debut he was touted as a Greg Maddux clone. And he's still only <b>23</b>. If you have ever seen him pitch, you can seen the raw material is there.
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Postby ondeckb » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:37 am

The current buzz has Bannister with the inside track for the fifth starter's spot......and Wellemeyer seems to be in the mix as well.....
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Postby garf112 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:07 pm

I'll reiterate my take on this from Mar 1, 2006

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RugbyD wrote:smacks of bipolar or manic depression

You don't have to be "bipolar" or a "manic depressive" for your mind and body to shut down. I suffer from anxiety and depression and it got so bad at one point I could do nothing for about a week and a half except for cry and think. There are issues here and it is very good Mr. Greinke is dealing with them. I knew that there was a reason that I liked him. He needs to go to therapy, get on medication or just plain old get his mind off of work/life. The last one worked for me.


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Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:05 am

Reading through a couple of posts, I see that some people just cant deal with sensitive issues such as this. Its really a shame.

It was nice to see some of the responses and interesting when those dissenters quieted down.


I too am rooting for Greinke. Hopefully he makes the club.
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Postby stomperrob » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:43 am

StlSluggers wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:He's crazy


Fixed ;-D

bigh0rt wrote:This guy is a nut.

As someone who has personally - and naturally - overcome the ravages of depression, I can say without a doubt that you guys have no idea what you're talking about.

I wish I could convey the effects of depression to you, but I don't have the talent. The best description I ever heard of a truly gripping depression is in the Dave Matthews' song:

She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life,
She could change everything about her
using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mixed together to grey


I almost cry every time I hear that part of the song. He's dead-on there. You could take the most drastic steps, and in the end, life would still seem utterly meaningless, empty, and void. Looking back, I feel like I was dead for 10 years.


Excellent post - and you conveyed it quite well! ;-D Hopefully things work out for Greinke in life and baseball.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:44 am

RocketsDWM wrote:Reading through a couple of posts, I see that some people just cant deal with sensitive issues such as this. Its really a shame.

It was nice to see some of the responses and interesting when those dissenters quieted down.

I too am rooting for Greinke. Hopefully he makes the club.


I am not rooting for Greinke b/c of his 'sensitive issues', I'm rooting for him b/c I picked him up for a buck at the end of our auction!!
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Postby Danimal » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:56 am

Interesting thread. How can someone not be rooting for this guy? I'm in his corner.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:43 pm


Zack Greinke fanned six in four scoreless innings Wednesday in a win over the Rockies.

Greinke allowed three doubles and a single, but he spaced them out well and he walked no one. He has a 4.00 ERA and an 11/0 K/BB ratio this spring. Maybe it won't win him a rotation spot out of spring training, but he's not going to stay in Triple-A for long if he begins the year there. Even the Royals' No. 2 starter, Odalis Perez, is no sure thing to still be in the rotation by mid-May.


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