Diamondbacks series preview: Everything is awesome!.. Away from Phoenix

After trading for Shelby Miller, and signing Zack Greinke, the starting rotation was supposed to be a strength for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. But the Diamondbacks currently have the second-worst rotation ERA in baseball at 5.62. While it’s early, the numbers will say that the 2015 version without Greinke was better. The Diamondbacks have played two more […] Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Greinke looks to find footing at home vs. Rockies

The Rockies pounded D-backs starter Zack Greinke for seven runs on nine hits and chased the staff ace from the game after only four innings on Opening Day at Chase Field. The Rockies would like a repeat performance on Saturday.
4 days ago

Zack Greinke unveiled baseball's most awkward base hit celebration

Zack Greinke is a straight-faced ace on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He doesn't often display emotion or show that he actually enjoys making millions for playing baseball, but he has his moments. Monday night was one of those rare instances where Greinke had some fun on the diamond, and it wasn't after striking out a batter. It came after he laced a single past the third...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals get a familiar foe in Greinke, now a Diamondback

Zack Greinke says he's feeling good and that has to be a relief to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It surely won't be for the St. Louis Cardinals.Greinke looks to build on his best start for the Diamondbacks and help them end an eight-game losing streak to the Cardinals on Monday night.Greinke (1-2, 5.25 ERA) lost his first two starts with a whopping 9.90 ERA, but he's rebounded by allowing...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Up With Greinke’s Slider?

Zack Greinke goes to the mound today after giving up 13 runs in his last three starts, something he didn’t do at all last year. So we’re all trying to diagnose him. He is, too. We couldn’t figure it out together, really. Sorry to spoil the ending. The slider is getting hit hard. Of his pitch types, it has the second-worst exit velocity so far this year, and it’s suffered...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke has a good excuse for disappointing D-backs debut

Zack Greinke didn't come close to the debut he hoped he'd have with the Arizona Diamondbacks in his Opening Day start Monday.And that's probably because he wasn't close to 100 percent.Greinke, who signed a six-year, $206.5 million deal this past offseason, allowed seven earned runs in four innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. Among the nine hits he allowed were three homers...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Greinke was frustrated by Shelby Miller trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks made some big moves this offseason to turn themselves into contenders for 2016, but Zack Greinke apparently was concerned about the cost of one of the moves. Signing Greinke was the biggest transaction by Arizona, as they committed $205 million to the former Dodgers pitcher. The second-biggest move was acquiring Shelby Miller in a trade with the Braves....
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 MLB Preview Primaries: Zack Greinke

For some, 2016 Spring Training marks the start of a brand new Major League Baseball season. For others, this time of year marks the height of the presidential primary elections. While many pontificate over who is best suited to lead the country, The Sports Fan Journal fam decided to take a look at which player, manager, or front office member is the best candidate to lead their team...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke donating one percent of salary to charity

A portion Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be going to charity. Jon Heyman of CBS Sportstweeted that the star right-hander will donate one percent of his annual salary to charity. At first, this doesn’t necessarily sound like a lot of money. But, as one of Heyman’s commenters mentioned, when you view things a little differently...
Via Sportsnaut
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants-Dodgers: A winter rivalry centered around Zack Greinke

The National League’s biggest blood feud is moving to a new battleground this winter: The free agent market. The Giants and Dodgers, two old rivals who have combined to win eight of the last nine NL West championships, are fighting it out again. Though this time it isn’t the division that’s up for grabs, but rather one of the best pitchers on the market in Zack Greinke. It’s...
Via The Outside Corner
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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