Okay, I haven't seen the movie, nor does this man age backwards -- although I do belive Brad Pitt originally hailed from Missouri, land of Kansas City, Missouri, of course.
Greinke is 25 and won't be 26 until October of this year.
He's been in the majors since 2004.
He has the microscopic ERA of 0.40.
He has started 6 games.
He has won 6 games.
He has pitched 3 complete games, or, 50% of his starts.
No other team in MLB has three complete games.
Greinke left the Royals in 2006 and was thinking he would leave baseball -- the Royals soft-talked him back.
By the way, the Royals locked up Geinke for four years this past January for $38 million; he gets $3.75 million this year, $7.25 million in 2010 and $13.5 million in each of the final two seasons of the deal.
From the AP (1/26/09): Greinke, "Each year we've improved and it looks like we're going to continue to," he said. "And that's pretty exciting for me because like I said, three or four years ago I didn't see it coming. It's really taken a good turn for the better.
"Three years ago I was in the minor leagues, two years ago I was in the bullpen not capable of getting hitters out as a starter. Just coming from being so low in those situations to being, after one good year, a really good deal and the chance to stay with Kansas City for four more years. ... It's just really neat to look back at it."
This will be a fun story to watch... (except if & when he's lined up to face your Boston Red Sox)
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