Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

  1. #1
    Member Spitball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,620

    Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    I saw Greinke last summer with Wichita and he pitched an absolute gem against Arkansas (Angels). He had an easy, fluid motion and was hitting spots with four different pitches. He has had some personal problems, but he can pitch. I'm betting most won't go for this trade, though I believe Greike has a higher ceiling.

    I have a feeling the Royals might be willing to move the kid and let him start again with different people around. He and Pelland are about the same age, though I believe Greike was once a first round pick.
    "I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    WEST CARROLLTON OHIO
    Posts
    1,274

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Yea! why not.

  4. #3
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    24,914

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    A guy who can't find the plate at Chatt. for a guy who has actually retired MLB hitters?

    Where do I sign up?

  5. #4
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,730

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Absolutely.

  6. #5
    Member dunner13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    607

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    That would be a great trade but I doubt the royals would do it. Wonder if they would do larue or milton for grienke though. They have some money to spend and no free agents want to go there.

  7. #6
    Charlie Brown All-Star IslandRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    4,838

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Of course I would, but I don't see why the Royals would do such a thing. If they decide to shop Greinke, surely they can do better than that.
    Not all who wander are lost

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    3,736

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Why would the Royals do that?

  9. #8
    Member Spitball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,620

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    Why would the Royals do that?
    Maybe they wouldn't for Pelland, but I believe the Royals would give Greinke the chance to get a fresh start with another organization if they could get another promising young pitcher. I don't know what psychological problems caused him to leave the team in February, but the Royals apparently have lost faith in him. He pitched well enough last season at Witchita to have warranted a call up and a few starts. Instead, he was limited to about six innings in relief.

    Were the Royals protecting him, or are they disenchanted? With the way he pitched last season at AA, I'm just wondering why the Royals didn't promote him. If he has burned some bridges, perhaps he could be acquired. Of course, I'm simply speculating on a potential pocket to pick.
    "I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    3,736

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Still though. Tyler Pelland isn't even really a prospect.

  11. #10
    Posting in Dynarama M2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    28,160

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Could I trade Pelland for Greinke and then Greinke for someone I really want?

    Though if I had a some trusted scouts who were high on what they saw from Greinke last year, I wouldn't oppose grabbing him in the hopes that maybe he'd be of some use in 2008 or beyond. He needs at least one full year in AAA.
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

  12. #11
    Gary Redus Ruled
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Albion NY
    Posts
    461

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    The Royals were clearly protecting their troubled young prospect. Theyve got too much time and money tied up now to cut bait. Theyre letting him take baby steps back. Nice thought but doubt they're moving him
    Hoping for another Reds October

  13. #12
    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    6,129

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Isn't Greinke bi-polar or does he have some other social disorder? I would stay away from him. A big league pitching mound can really mess with people with normal mental function, let alone someone with real issues that medication has really shown it can not adequately control, at least in his case. Isn't that why he went AWOL on the Royals last spring?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

  14. #13
    Member Topcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,934

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    For Pelland ? most defintly ! Would the Royal's offer him for Pelland? Highly doubtful.
    2006 Redzone mock Draftee's- 1(st) Daniel Bard(redsox), 1(st sup)( Jordan Walden (Angels), 2(nd) rd.- Zach Britton(Orioles), 3(rd) Blair Erickson(Cardinals), 3(rd) Tim Norton( Yankees),(cuz its a Tim Hortons thing

    Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever.

  15. #14
    Member Highlifeman21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Bristol, just around the corner from ESPN
    Posts
    8,694

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Isn't Greinke bi-polar or does he have some other social disorder? I would stay away from him. A big league pitching mound can really mess with people with normal mental function, let alone someone with real issues that medication has really shown it can not adequately control, at least in his case. Isn't that why he went AWOL on the Royals last spring?
    Any similarities between Greinke and Ankiel? They both seemed to lose their ability to find the plate at young ages due to social/mental problems.

    I hope Greinke gets the help he needs, mental and social health is important to conquer and maintain.

  16. #15
    Member Spitball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,620

    Re: Would you trade Tyler Pelland for Zack Greinke?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Though if I had a some trusted scouts who were high on what they saw from Greinke last year, I wouldn't oppose grabbing him in the hopes that maybe he'd be of some use in 2008 or beyond. He needs at least one full year in AAA.
    Actually, scout talk is what prompted this post. Though the guy was throwing strike after strike last summer, some wondered what more he had to prove to the Royals.
    "I am your child from the future. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this earlier." - Dylan Easton


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25