Free for All Friday: Grow Up Zack Greinke

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Edited by: Tommy Parrill (@DearTommy)

There is one thing in this world that everyone has in common. We all have opinions. If you are somewhat of a baseball fan, then you have an opinion of Zack Greinke.  Some believe that he is an amazing talent and others believe he is overpaid. But I think he is a punk that was never told no, and complains about everything.  Zack Greinke is the Terrell Owens of Major League Baseball and after last nights brawl, my dislike for Greinke is at an all-time high. When Zack Greinke was coming up in the Royals organization and was blowing everyone away at a young age, I couldn't help but be a fan. He was in the same division as my Cleveland Indians, but he was young, fearless and could sit anybody down.  Then as his Kansas City career continued, Greinke's attitude took a turn for the worst. He started complaining about his team's run production and essentially saying that he couldn't do it all. Remind you of anybody? Then he gets shipped to Milwaukee where he was the Brewers ace for a few years and even helped them get close to a World Series appearance, but didn't. Then this last season as the Brewers struggled, in large part to the departure of Prince Fielder, the complaining picked up again for Greinke. He made it public knowledge that he was upset and wanted to be traded. That is when the Angels bit, and sent the farm to Milwaukee for the overrated Greinke.  To this day I still don't understand why the Angels traded for a guy that wouldn't even be there for three months because he would be waiting on his record contract in the off-season, but apparently they saw something I didn't. He did exactly what was expected in the off-season and signed his monster deal with the Dodgers and then made it public that he signed with LA because they offered the most money! Usually I respect honesty like that,  but the sheer arrogance and lack of professionalism that he let bleed through was absolutely childish.  Also, learn some PR skills from Nick Swisher and just lie through your teeth saying that it is an amazing organization and where you want to be.  Then last night happens. Greinke continues his childish ways and starts throwing some sweet chin music at Carlos Quentin. Again, showing his immaturity. He finally got a little too close for comfort on Quentin and before you know it, the MLB Welter Weight Title was up for grabs on the mound.  People are trying to blame Quentin because he was the one to charge the mound, but this all starts with Greinke. A whiny little crybaby that has zero tact in his game and needs to grow up. He takes credit when his team wins and complains when they lose. You may have broke your collarbone last night, and I am sorry to hear that, but your stupid actions and childish antics earned that injury. At the end of the day, if Zack Greinke wants to be considered an "elite" pitcher in this league, start acting more like Justin Verlander and less like John Rocker. The latter goes out to everyone, please don't be like John Rocker.