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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Dec 19, 2010 at 10:54:51 PM

I don’t know much about Zack Greinke and I’m sure I’m among millions of baseball followers all over the country who do not know about him.

What we know is his story about the social anxiety and how he walked away from the game for a period of time four years ago. Since that is something treatable, Greinke is taking medication for it to feel more comfortable.

Greinke may still feel not like a completely social person. The most important thing we know when it comes to the bottom line of winning is this – Greinke is a very good pitcher.

With the news that the Yankees were not getting Cliff Lee, Greinke was the next best pitcher believed to be available. That point was proven Friday when he asked for a trade from the Royals and confirmed today when the Brewers acquired

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 15, 2010 at 02:05:23 AM

Watching Kerry Wood blow a fastball past B.J. Upton for an eighth-inning strikeout led me to wonder, is his regular-season performance the best of any Yankee reliever acquired by Brian Cashman in the middle of the year?

The qualifier of regular season is used for two reasons. One is that Wood has not appeared in the postseason as a Yankee and secondly other relievers have been sub-standard in the regular-season and lights out in the playoffs (Damaso Marte).

Here are Wood’s numbers since his acquisition from the Indians and below are the other relievers obtained by Cashman during the year.

In 19 games, Wood is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA. In 20 2/3 innings, Wood has allowed one run and 11 hits, one home run, walked 11 and struck out 23. He also not allowed a run in his last appearances