In response to pinstripezac's comment:
Give up the dream, Makonikyman. It's not happening...
1. There is no way the Red Sox, who have publicly said that they will avoid the long term high priced deals for players who haven't played here, are offering the 100 plus million it will take to sign Greinke.
2. It's no secret that the Angels and Dodgers are both prepared to give him at least that much this winter. The Sox would have to blow both of those teams out of the water (no shot) to make the player's union pressure him into taking the highest offer.
3. Ben Cherington has said he puts a lot more stock into a player's "make-up" than Theo did. Do you honestly believe his first big free agent signing is going to be for a pitcher at 100 plus million who takes anxiety meds and is admittedly uncomfortable around people?!?!?!
4. If you really read the interview with Greinke below, you will understand that this guy would NOT want to play in a place like Boston, NY or Philly. As a matter of fact, after reading the interview, my guess is that he would rather retire first before signing with a Boston or New York.
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/116683129.html - Greinke interview from 2011
I don't think he would fold like a tent in Boston at all, like Ed Whitson did in New York, but I don't think either the Sox or Greinke would have any interest whatsoever in each other, considering all of the circumstances.
great link jasko
and interesting guy 4 sure
us fans might not like his ways but it
sounds like he's pretty experienced at blocking out the BS
that he would run into in ny or boston
Thanks, Zac...Greinke doesn't come off as a jerk at all, he just likes to keep to himself. If he was annoyed by the media and autograph requests from fans in KANSAS CITY, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't CHOOSE to go to Boston. The first thing he said about Milwaukee was that it was "laid back," which is exactly the opposite of Boston & New York.
I'm not saying he would loose focus or couldn't handle Boston, though I would be a little concerned. The reason it's not reality to think he'd come here is that he's going to get big offers from "laid back" places such as Anaheim & L.A., on top of the fact that Boston isn't even going to consider giving 100 plus million to a pitcher like Greinke, all anxiety aside.