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36 Greatest Royals: Zack Greinke   Leave a comment

36 Royals Greats Zack Greinke cutom cardAlright, it is a little strange writing an article about how great Zack Greinke was and how he is one of the 36 greatest Royals players of all time. It is weird because he is still pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers. Whatever he does for the Brewers won’t tarnish his up and down career as a Kansas City Royal.

In 2009 he pretty much clinched the status as a Royals great by winning a Cy Young award on a terrible team. He consistently got poor run support and was almost unhittable all season. He posted 16 wins and more importantly a 2.17 ERA. This even came after a season where he almost left baseball and pitched in just 3 games. He then resurrected his career in the Kansas City bullpen and became a dominant starter. He only posted 60 wins in his 7 seasons in Kansas City but still was one of only a couple bright spots for those teams shortly after the turn of the century.

Prospect Watch: Lorenzo Cain   Leave a comment

Prospect Watch Lorenzo CainLorenzo Cain is currently playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers but could be in the big leagues any time now. Cain was acquired in the Zack Greinke deal with the Brewers and at that time Milwaukee had him playing in the majors. The Brewers let Cain log some major league service time but so far through over 3/4 of the season the Kansas City Royals have kept him in AAA Omaha. He has performed well too. He is hitting .304 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI in 115 games. It is always dangerous to compare AAA numbers to MLB numbers but it is safe to say that the Royals would be very happy with that production. In fact: those numbers are eerily similar to the Royals current center fielders numbers. Melky Cabrera is batting .303 with 16 home runs and 74 RBI in 124 games.

Cain was dealt a blow when the Royals signed Melky Cabrera in the off-season then promised him the starting center field job. Cain was dealt another blow last week when the Royals extended Jeff Francoeur’s contract. That means the Royals current outfield of Gordon-Cabrera-Francoeur is in place and Cain may be the odd man out yet again next year. This leaves Cain in a similar situation as Clint Robinson in Omaha; not much left to prove and no place to go.

2011 Just Fair: Prince Fielder   Leave a comment

Brewers Prince Fielder Just Fair custom cardIt’s been way too long since I posted a “Just Fair” card. I chose Prince Fielder because I am locking him in as my winner in tonight’s home run derby. I’m thinking he’ll end up beating Robinson Cano in the finals and end up with about 26 home runs.

I will post another Just Fair card with my All-Star MVP pick tomorrow. Any guesses at the derby or All-Star MVP?