nakgxf wrote:and we need to see if Elarton is going to be worth holding on to.
If Scott Elarton is a reason why Zach Greinke isn't in the rotation, than the Royals are more of a joke than they're made out to be. Elarton is a 31 year old barely-was that offers no upside to the franchise whatsoever. Greinke is a young kid who would benefit the organization far more as a starting pitcher than as a reliever. Odalis Perez, if you guys are smart, will be traded at the deadline for whatever you can get in return. Bannister is just a place holder until something better comes along. Meche and De La Rosa? Those guys are obviously worth keeping. The other 3 are not.
If you want to make the argument that Greinke isn't starting because he'd be happier (thus more effective) as a reliever, I can see that. That makes sense, especially with someone who's not all together mentally. However, the current starting rotation should not factor into the equation.
To address the topic at hand, if Greinke stays in the bullpen, it'll be in KC's best interest to let him adjust to the bullpen and ensure he's mentally stable for a while before moving him into the pitching role that offers the highest stress.