Picked up Sports Illustrated today and for one of the rare times, laughed out loud at the cover. Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke is on the cover. Which, is fine. Having read a bit about the dude’s story, it should absolutely be told and hopefully will help others. But, in big and bold capital lettering, the cover also states:
THE BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL
Uh, hell no.
No offense to Zack Greinke who has been awesome. He is just not the best pitcher in baseball right now. That would be, Tim Lincecum. Feel free to debate that, but can’t imagine you being right. Come on, Lincecum is sick. Make your arguments for Johan Santana, Roy Halladay, probably not CC but go ahead Yankees fans. Zack Greinke is in that category right below where Chad Billingsley and Dan Haren are.
Which is not a bad place to be. It’s just not best pitcher in baseball. He needs to show more than five really good starts in a season.