ZACK GREINKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dave Stewart takes credit for Diamondbacks’ success

After a disastrous 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired general manager Dave Stewart. But 21 games into the 2017 season, Arizona sits at a respectable 13-8 and Stewart is not bashful about taking some credit for it.“This means a lot to me because this is the same team, or very close to the one that I put on the field,” Stewart said, via Bob Nightengale of USA Today....
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greinke gets best of Padres in rematch

Zack Greinke knew his start Monday night against the Padres was going to have a bit of a cat-and-mouse feel to it considering he had faced them just five days before in San Diego.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 days ago

Clayton Kershaw says he is not eager to face Zack Greinke

Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke were teammates for three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they’ll be facing each other on Friday night.For his part, Kershaw isn’t looking forward to it.“I don’t really look forward to it,” Kershaw said, via ESPN. “You almost just try to block it out. It’s not fun to pitch to people that you know. I’m not good at separating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Isn’t Out of the Woods

Since people take us for experts for some reason, we’re commonly asked what we consider important in the season’s very early going. What’s most important — and this should be abundantly clear — is that there’s active baseball in the first place. At the very least, there’s spring-training baseball, and as of just yesterday, there’s meaningful baseball. That’s it...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Madison Bumgarner goes deep twice on opening day

It didn’t take long for Madison Bumgarner to add to his growing legacy. He made history during the Giants’ first game of the 2017 season.Bumgarner is regarded as one of the better hitting pitchers in baseball, and for good reason. On Sunday, he gave us another display why. In the top of the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks, Bumgarner hit a solo home run off of Zack Greinke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB stars who have struggled in spring training

Having a good or bad spring training isn’t necessarily a sign of things to come. Spring training is, after all, little more than a tune-up. Pitchers spend parts of spring tinkering with pitches and not operating like they would in a meaningful game, while hitters are trying to find their swing after a long winter away from facing live, competitive pitching.That said, there are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

National Leaguers with something to prove in 2017

It has been said that playing with a chip on your shoulder is good, that it is a motivational tool that brings out the best in a ballplayer. And while there are a variety of different conditions that govern such players on every team, ranging from justifying the hype, carrying the load on a new ball club or resurrecting personal stock that has slipped, there are a great deal of talents...
Via Yardbarker
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

The Reasons for Pessimism and Optimism Surrounding Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke made his second start in spring training yesterday, and it did not go well. Facing off against Team Mexico, he allowed six hits in 2 2/3 innings, including a number of balls that were crushed by a line-up of guys who won’t play in the big leagues this year. Of the 12 batted balls that Greinke allowed that were tracked by StatCast, four of them were hit at least 100...
Via Fangraphs
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks place Zack Greinke on 15-day DL

The already frustrating Arizona Diamondbacks season got slightly worse on Sunday. The club placed star pitcher Zack Greinke on the disabled list. #Dbacks reinstate OF Rickie Weeks, Jr. from the Bereavement List and place P Zack Greinke on the 15-day DL (left oblique strain). — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 3, 2016 Right now, this is bad news for Arizona. It can become...
Via Sportsnaut
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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