Grienke in Royals photo day spring training 2009 picture.Royals pitcher Zack Greinke won the Cy Young award for most outstanding pitcher in the American League this past season. Greinke won 16 games for the 97 loss Royals with an ERA of 2.16 runs per 9 innings. In the first month, Zack was unhittable, 10-1 with an ERA of less than 1.0. King Felix and CC Sabathia were good candidates that weren't good enough.
The only discouraging thing was immediately on sports talk radio they were discussing how much we could get for him in a trade. I turned that nonsense off. Let's try to build up a team around him first.
Congratulations to Zach Greinke for his excellent season.
A couple of links from Sports Illustrated writers, including former Kansas City Star writer Joe Posnanski.