The Kansas City Royals traded pitcher Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers over the offseason which means Kansas City media has a lot less interesting quotes to pass around. Greinke was a bit of an odd ball and always had an unexpected quote or two.
He talked with the Milwaukee media this week and, as usual, came away with some good sound bites.
On his teammates:
"I like a lot of the guys. I haven't seen anyone yet that's annoying to me. They've all been good."
On joining the Brewers:
"It's more fun to win. We're not guaranteed to win every game we play. But there will be a better chance and we'll more than likely win more games than any of my seasons prior. So it should be a fun season."
On the Royals:
"Kansas City is a different situation," he said. "They're probably No. 1 in prospects in all of baseball. When your prospects are that good, it's hard to ignore it. It had to almost change the path of the organization."
On talking to reporters:
"Probably 99% of the time I do it like this is because every day I come to the park and want to get focused on my start, and then random people come and waste my time talking every day. It takes eight minutes to get a real question out because they're like buttering me up. Then they get to the question and it's a stupid question. So it's a waste of 10 minutes, and in that 10-minute time I don't get to do what I needed to do."
On talking to other people:
"To talk to people, I have to spend energy talking to them," he said. "If I expend my energy on talking to people and making friends, it takes away from the energy I could focus on getting ready to pitch. I try to avoid nonsense talk. It wears me out to do stuff like our meetings every day. If I actually listen to the person talking, it'll wear me out. So I kind of go into a little daze. Then I'm still refreshed from it."
I would recommend reading the whole thing at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.