I never ever wanted to write a negative word about Zack Greinke and hoped that time would never come, but unfortunately it has. Let's do it.
BREWERS STARTERS WITH ERA OVER 5.50 (Last 5 years)
- Manny Parra 6.36 (2009)
- David Bush 6.38 (2009)
- Zack Greinke 5.66 (2011)
That's it. That's the whole list.
Now I know what you're thinking "Jesus, 2009 sucked" and my god did it ever. Hopefully you're also thinking "WTF IS ZACK GREINKE DOING THERE!?" 2009 was awful, but I would argue that 2011 could end up being a whole lot worse if Zack Greinke doesn't get his act together. He doesn't belong on this list, but that's how he has played thus far this season and he has sucked.
"but.. but.. he's had terrible luck! His xFIP proves it!"
"And he's winning games! He's 7-3!"
"Look at his BABIP, it's really high it will even out over time! And his LOB% is low!"
Shut up. Stop making excuses for him and shut up. You sound like an abused girlfriend who won't stop insisting that your boyfriend, Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood, is really a good guy once you get to know him. Zack Greinke has been a huge disappointment, a much bigger disappointment than Casey McGehee, and it's time everyone admitted it. Continue reading