Greinke of the world has 2 wins and 15 losses. It’s time for him to retire at 40
Jack Greinke , an ‘eccentric pitcher’ who has accomplished almost everything he could as a player except winning the World Series, is contemplating his next move next year. His retirement seemed likely, but given that he has not yet made a decision, there is a possibility that he will extend his active duty for another year.
According to media Kansas City Royals general manager JJ Piccolo said, “We have not yet decided whether Greinke will pitch next year.” Greinke, whose one-year guaranteed $8.5 million contract with Kansas City ended in February of this year, was released as a free agent again.
On the 10th, ‘Major League Trade Rumors (MLBRT)’ said, ‘It is unclear whether Greinke has a desire to pitch for a team other than Kansas City. He reportedly turned down similar offers from the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers in the 2021-2022 offseason, wanting to return to his hometown of Kansas City, where he started his career.
He continued, ‘Last offseason, Greinke was not connected to another team and returned to Kansas City. He received a base salary of $13 million in 2022 and $8.5 million this year, plus $4.5 million in incentives based on the number of innings. If he returns to Kansas City, he will receive a lower salary, but similar incentives depending on starts and innings pitched. He predicted that conditions may be included.
MLBTR went on to say, ‘It may be reasonable for the Kansas City team to renew Greinke’s contract in that it can relieve the burden on young pitchers who are still growing and provide more memories to fans.’ I thought it was a good idea to do it. 먹튀검증
Greinke is a legendary pitcher who is likely to enter the Hall of Fame after retirement. After debuting in Kansas City in 2004, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros, and until this year, in a 20-year Major League career, he had 586 games (541 starts, 3,389⅓ innings), 225 wins, 156 losses, 1 save, and an ERA of 3.49. He has 2,979 strikeouts.
Greinke, who won the American League (AL) Cy Young Award in 2009, was also selected as an All-Star six times. Along with leading the earned run average twice, he has also won the Gold Glove Award six times and the Silver Slugger Award twice. Among active pitchers, he ranks first in innings pitched, second in most wins, and third in strikeouts.
Aside from winning the World Series, he hit the jackpot twice, signing a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in December 2012 (opted out three years later) and a six-year, $206.5 million free agent contract with Arizona in December 2015. I have achieved almost everything. However, Grein Key still seems to have lingering regrets about his career as a player. It could be a World Series win he’s never experienced before, or it could be the record for 3,000 strikeouts in his career, with 21 remaining. Or maybe he’d rather just play pure baseball.
Greinke performed poorly this year with 2 wins, 15 losses, and an average ERA of 5.06 in 30 games (27 starts, 142⅓ innings). He had an unusually high number of losses due to the weak Kansas City team, but his ERA was not good either, with the second highest earned run average in his career. His average four-seam fastball velocity dropped to 89.5 mph (144.0 km), and he was placed on the injured list twice due to shoulder tendonitis and elbow pain.