Fear not Danny Glover! You got an Angel with ya now! As a side note this could 400% be a speech to the Brewer's clubhouse but that's a different story for a different day with more swears. Frieking bullpen is like the Captain Planet of blowing games. By our powers combined, we will not win this game!!
(3...2....1.....1...2...3....what the heck is bothering me).......whew. Okay.
But while the Greinke trade saddens me it felt like it was inevitable pretty much starting the day we traded FOR him in 2010. He wasn't a two month rental like CC because he had the extra year on his contract, but eventually you knew the day would come where we'd make our token 5 year 100 million dollar offer and he'd politely reject it and sign a bigger deal elsewhere. You know what it was like? Dating someone out of your league. Which is pretty much everyone I've dated coincidentally. But I remember my freshman year in Point I dated this girl Kelli for maybe 4 months who was smarter, funnier, and WAY more attractive than me. Any picture we took it looked like I was a stand in for Sloth. In any case I knew I was above the rim. She knew I was above the rim. We both knew at some point she'd find someone better but the point was to just enjoy the ride (let's act like adults 50 shades of Grey-ers) while it lasted. And just like Zack Greinke, Kelli moved on despite my burgeoning career in small market radio. Well it was fun while it lasted. Same deal with Greinke. Guy came in and went 25-9 in a season and a half. He was never beaten at Miller Park and helped us get to within two games of the Series. Not too shabby. So essentially when I look at Zack Greinke I see a hot girl who is out of my league.
Ultimately though I think we got a decent return, but we won't really know that for another two or three years. I think I'm most upset that I stupidly invested in a $180 Zack Greinke retro jersey last year. And at the time I knew it was going to be worthless in a year and a half. I think I orginally wanted a Lucroy jersey but they didn't have one and I was hell bent on buying a jersey for whatever reason. Just the right combination of Miller Lite, cheese fries and the euphoria of a 96 win season. So now it joins the ranks of my Andrew Bogut, Ben Sheets, Vin Baker and Glenn Robinson island of misfit jerseys. Unless Miller Park starts some kind of jersey reclamation program.
PS: Actually a jersey reclamation program isn't a terrible idea at all. If they trade or cut the player you bought, you can return it to the pro shop and get a $25 coupon off of your next jersey purchase? Did I just come up with the only actual good idea in Strange Brew history? I'm on the board! A true underdog story here folks. Just goes to show the kids out there that if you write enough psychotic, grammatically incorrect garbage eventually you get it right once. Everything's a numbers game. Wouldn't be shocked if I have my own My Wish segment with Chris Conley next week.
Double PS: 2% of me wants to believe that Greinke went to Melvin and said 'look, I want to sign this contract but we suck, so trade me for prospects and I'll sign back with you once the season ends and we're a better team.'