I received my copy of S.I. today only to find Zack Greinke on the cover. He is 5-0 with an 0.50 ERA this season, and leads the majors in both categories. This was not news to me because I have a good friend in my hall bragging about his greatness in my ear every day – thanks to an idiotic bet I took him up on.
I gave him 10:1 odds that Zack Greinke will not win the Cy Young Award this season. I know it’s only April, but he’s 5-0, and who else in the American League is going to take it from him? If Greinke wins the award, I have to hand him a c-note. FML.
The Yankees took two out of three from the Royals earlier this April, and fortunately evaded Greinke’s start in the rotation. Hopefully by the time the two teams meet again at the end of September, Greinke will have cooled down just a little bit.