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Marqhead
01-26-2009, 02:26 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3861561

I don't see any details of the money in there, but this is likely to be a good deal for both sides. I would have liked to see him get shipped out of the division, but then again he's really the only thing about the Royals that ever worries me.

doublem23
01-26-2009, 02:37 PM
For some reason, we own Zack Greinke and then he goes and pitches well against the rest of the AL Central...

Career stats vs Sox: 17 G, 14 GS, 3-8, 89.1 IP, 94 H, 51 E, 49 ER, 20 BB, 77 K, 4.94 ERA

Combined stats vs. MIN, DET, & CLE: 48 G, 36 GS, 14-16, 217 IP, 223 H, 101 R, 90 ER, 67 BB, 141 K, 3.73 ERA

:cool:

He can stay.

Marqhead
01-26-2009, 02:40 PM
I had not realized that. I always thought he performed well against us. Lets hope it stays that way.

Reports say 38 million. A rather large contract for the Royals.

doublem23
01-26-2009, 02:40 PM
Reports say 38 million. A rather large contract for the Royals.

Unless there are some large no-trade concessions, I would put the odds that he plays the entire contract out in Kansas City at 25-1.

whitesox901
01-26-2009, 02:44 PM
For some reason, we own Zack Greinke and then he goes and pitches well against the rest of the AL Central...

Career stats vs Sox: 17 G, 14 GS, 3-8, 89.1 IP, 94 H, 51 E, 49 ER, 20 BB, 77 K, 4.94 ERA

Combined stats vs. MIN, DET, & CLE: 48 G, 36 GS, 14-16, 217 IP, 223 H, 101 R, 90 ER, 67 BB, 141 K, 3.73 ERA

:cool:

He can stay.

Ah good stat, come on Zak mo down the Twins, Tigs and Tribe

goon
01-26-2009, 03:06 PM
He took a huge step forward last season, he's now their ace.

RockyMtnSoxFan
01-26-2009, 05:24 PM
Unless there are some large no-trade concessions, I would put the odds that he plays the entire contract out in Kansas City at 25-1.

No kidding. Even in the current FA market, I think that $9MM per year would be an excellent deal for the numbers he puts up.

oeo
01-26-2009, 05:26 PM
For some reason, we own Zack Greinke and then he goes and pitches well against the rest of the AL Central...

Career stats vs Sox: 17 G, 14 GS, 3-8, 89.1 IP, 94 H, 51 E, 49 ER, 20 BB, 77 K, 4.94 ERA

Combined stats vs. MIN, DET, & CLE: 48 G, 36 GS, 14-16, 217 IP, 223 H, 101 R, 90 ER, 67 BB, 141 K, 3.73 ERA

:cool:

He can stay.

I think he pitches pretty well at home against us, but really struggles when he comes to the Cell. At least that was the case in 2008.

JGarlandrules20
01-26-2009, 05:51 PM
This is kind of surprising to me because he's said a few times that he didn't want to rush into a multi-year contract before making sure the Royals would be competitive. I guess the money was right for him.

Foulke You
01-27-2009, 02:34 PM
I think he pitches pretty well at home against us, but really struggles when he comes to the Cell. At least that was the case in 2008.
Yep, he was 0W-2L with an E.R.A. of 15.00 against us at The Cell in 2008. Sox batters hit .444 off of him in those two games.:o:

SOXPHILE
01-27-2009, 03:05 PM
For some reason, we own Zack Greinke and then he goes and pitches well against the rest of the AL Central...

Career stats vs Sox: 17 G, 14 GS, 3-8, 89.1 IP, 94 H, 51 E, 49 ER, 20 BB, 77 K, 4.94 ERA

Combined stats vs. MIN, DET, & CLE: 48 G, 36 GS, 14-16, 217 IP, 223 H, 101 R, 90 ER, 67 BB, 141 K, 3.73 ERA

:cool:

He can stay.

I did enjoy that friday night July 18 game against him last year, the first game back from the All Star break, when the Sox beat his ass and scored 6 runs in the 1st. He was gone after 3.

SoxGirl4Life
01-27-2009, 03:23 PM
He has some kind of mental tick at the Cell. That's fine. Hope he starts against us opening day.

Average Homeboy
04-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Great deal for the Royals. Afterall, they gave Jose Guillen $36M...:scratch:

jabrch
04-03-2009, 03:56 PM
How does this compare to the Floyd deal? Kinda different - with Gavin we just bought out his last year at the minimum and his 3 arbitration years for 15.5mm and got a 9.5mm option on his first FA year. On Greinke, they bought his last two arb years for 11mm, and 2 FA years for 13.5mm each.

We got a better deal. Greinke may be better - but he only has one full season under his belt - just like Gavin.

Given the choices of the two deals, I'll take Floyd for 3/15.5 and a 9.5mm option over Greinke for 4/38mm.

That said, I'm happy for the Royals.

whitesox901
04-03-2009, 04:04 PM
How does this compare to the Floyd deal? Kinda different - with Gavin we just bought out his last year at the minimum and his 3 arbitration years for 15.5mm and got a 9.5mm option on his first FA year. On Greinke, they bought his last two arb years for 11mm, and 2 FA years for 13.5mm each.

We got a better deal. Greinke may be better - but he only has one full season under his belt - just like Gavin.

Given the choices of the two deals, I'll take Floyd for 3/15.5 and a 9.5mm option over Greinke for 4/38mm.

That said, I'm happy for the Royals.

me too, but my reasoning is Greinke doesn't pitch too well at the Cell :cool:

cws05champ
04-03-2009, 04:38 PM
How does this compare to the Floyd deal? Kinda different - with Gavin we just bought out his last year at the minimum and his 3 arbitration years for 15.5mm and got a 9.5mm option on his first FA year. On Greinke, they bought his last two arb years for 11mm, and 2 FA years for 13.5mm each.

We got a better deal. Greinke may be better - but he only has one full season under his belt - just like Gavin.

Given the choices of the two deals, I'll take Floyd for 3/15.5 and a 9.5mm option over Greinke for 4/38mm.

That said, I'm happy for the Royals.
Isn't Floyd's 4/15.5? with a 9.5M 5th year option?

DumpJerry
04-03-2009, 04:45 PM
I had not realized that. I always thought he performed well against us. Lets hope it stays that way.

Reports say 38 million. A rather large contract for the Royals.
He did have one or two lights-out games against us in his rookie or second year.

But he's also a pitcher where if you don't give up runs by the 7th, you get rid of him for some guy who is being showcased to Kenny and still have a chance at a "W."