The Kansas City Royals are once again in rebuilding mode but did they ever really leave it over the past ten years? They recently traded away the only player with significant relevance in fantasy baseball in former CY Young Winner, Zack Greinke. Greinke, along with Yuniesky Betancourt, were traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and two pitching prospects.
The Brewers are setting up to be one of the top teams in the National League next year with the addition of Greinke and Shawn Marcum to a lineup with players like Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, and Corey Hart. This year will be his first year being on a team who has a realistic shot at the playoffs and it will be interesting to see which Greinke shows up next year, the one who won the Cy Young in 2009 or the pitcher with an ERA over 4 and 14 losses. (more…)