Monday, December 20, 2010

Greinke Trade Jeremy Jeffress Pot Smoker

Royals Trade Greinke for 3 Unknowns and one Pothead
by Kansas City News

Ah, those wily Royals, once again they have brought up a young player to greatness and .... well.....then they uh......gave him to another team.  Seems like the logical thing to do, right?  The names of famous ex Royal players keeps adding up and currently includes Johnny Damon, Jermaine Dye, Carlos Beltran, and now Zack Greinke - who will no doubt go on to achieve great success with other teams after giving us a lackluster year in 2010.  What an odd pattern the Royals have of waiting until their players are really starting to produce and then immediately get rid of them.  I understand that most of the players would have moved on of their own accord and that the Royals had to offer up trades while interest was high and the most could be gained by letting them go, but it just seems that the Royals do this more often than any other MLB team.

In today's trade, the Royals sent Zack Greinke packing to the Milwaukee Brewers along with our shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and in return they received a basket of cash, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi, and Jeremy Jeffress.  Lorenzo Cain is slotted to take over in center field, he was a 17th round draft pick by the Brewers and batted for .306 in 2010.  Alcides Escobar will replace Betancourt at short stop, Jake Odorizzi is a young prospect that will spend some time on the bench before we see him, and of course then there's Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended multiple times in Milwaukee for violating the league substance abuse testing positive for marijuana.

Jeremy Jeffress, a right handed pitcher chosen in 2006 by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the amateur draft - whatever the hell that is - and is most widely known in the sports world for his marijuana habit.  Jeffress was suspended 3 times for testing positive for marijuana.  He was suspended for a total of 150 games over the last 3 years for violation of the MLB substance abuse policy.

The Royals were very instrumental in the development of Zack Greinke, including a brief period when Greinke was having anxiety issues and even considered quitting baseball all together.  Greinke was diagnosed with SAD or Social Anxiety Disorder and is on anti-depressant medication.  I suppose if it's ok for Zack to pitch while heavily medicated on anti-depression medication, then it should be ok for Jeremy Jeffress to pitch while smoking blunts on the mound.  Hey, let's not forget that Dock Ellis once pitched a no hitter for the Pirates while on LSD!  Go Royals!

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