greinke_2014-02-27

Zack Greinke Really Doesn’t Want To Go To Australia, Probably

This is Zack Greinke this afternoon to Cliff Pennington:

See that hop there? That’s what is being termed a “right calf strain,” one that ended his day for “precautionary reasons” because later being termed “mild.” You’ll remember that Greinke dealt with right elbow soreness that blew up his spring training last season — before he was actually blown up by Carlos Quentin — so this is likely much ado about nothing. If you’re into conspiracy theories, this is a pretty good way to get off a plane to the other side of the world, though of course while we joke, it’s ludicrous to take that seriously.

Chris Withrow followed, and the Dodgers are already into Red Patterson before the end of the second. Spring games are just the best.


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454 comments
BlueMarvin
BlueMarvin

So.... now that he's getting old and his value is less, the Phillies might trade Cliff Lee this year according to MLBTR (if I'm using the site correctly).  Way to go Amaro!  Hold onto the guy for several years so what's left of his prime is wasted on a bad team, then trade him for significantly less later on... brilliant.

TellMyWifeISaidHello
TellMyWifeISaidHello

@BlueMarvin I don't think there is a wealth of teams wanting to both pay FA year prices and the prospect package the Phillies have wanted for Cliff Lee. I could see the Dodgers trading for him in a package headlined by one of Lee or Stripling

Lobo
Lobo

@BlueMarvin @TellMyWifeISaidHello  He's been a 5+ WAR player every year since 2008 (except 2012 when he was worth a measly 4.9) and his skillset isn't one that's likely to just abruptly decline

Lobo
Lobo

@Dustin NosIer  Yes, call out the fact that the Dodgers may have injury problems and then just assume that Scutaro (who has already had back problems this spring) will be healthy.  Makes perfect sense to me

Lobo
Lobo

@Dustin NosIer  And you have to love the special shoutout to the Dodgers losing "high character" guys like Schumacker, Punto, Hairston, and Michael Young

BlueMarvin
BlueMarvin

@Dustin NosIer The only reason why we're NOT a "lock" to win the NL West is because there's no such thing as a "lock" in baseball.  Anything can and often does happen.  That said, I'd much rather be in our shoes going into the season than any other team's.

efb
efb

i have a feeling Greinke wont be texting Hariston ever again

Lobo
Lobo

Night y'all

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

well shit all that dancing me and goat were doin has me all worn out!

TheReggieHurley
TheReggieHurley

has anyone ever hired a citation lawyer? seems like it's a good way to save some time and money. 

efb
efb

i wish i were Kershaw's wife 

efb
efb

CY announcement sHO!

MalkinCookies
MalkinCookies

Will you be having the MSTY's this year, or will they be called something else

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

@RonCeyHOF  night, ron. glad you made it out of the grocery store that one time. sorry you lost your avatar. 

NoHitWin2008
NoHitWin2008

So is A. Guerrero going by Alex now (instead of Alexander)? Read the recap of today's game and it's listed this way. 

NoHitWin2008
NoHitWin2008

@efb @NoHitWin2008  One of our Cubans. It's either the one that can't hit but has a glove, of the one that can't glove but has a bat.