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11-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Chazz Reinhold
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Originally Posted by Grillinnap View Post
**** no. Leave him alone, Dodgers. The guy had one truly dominant year and he's asking for $25 million a year?

Originally Posted by Link I posted earlier
The 2009 AL Cy Young winner, Greinke has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball dating back to 2008. The company he keeps over that time is elite, to say the least. FIP of 3.05? Better than Justin Verlander & Felix Hernandez. K/9 of 8.75? Better than Roy Halladay & Jered Weaver. K/BB of 3.86? Better than CC Sabathia & Matt Cain. By just about any measure, Greinke is one of the ten best starting pitchers in baseball.

And it gets better. No pitcher is completely without injury risk, simply due to the demands of the position. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a better candidate to give you 200 innings a year than Greinke. Over the last five years, he’s made at least 32 starts and thrown 200 or more innings every single season other than 2011, and that was because of a freak injury where he broke some ribs playing basketball. Just look at his Baseball Prospectus injury card; other than the ribs, he missed a few days with right shoulder inflammation in 2010 and two weeks in camp that year with dental surgery. In a big league career dating back to 2004, that’s it.

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