It really must be Christmas for NL Only owners this off-season! First out of nowhere, Cliff Lee comes to the NL, and now Zack Grienke? Grienke who was just unbelieveable in 2009 when he won the Cy Young was slightly disappointing last season. Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals traded Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt to the Milwaukee Brewers for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and some prospects. Greinke, going from a non contender to a team like the Brewers, who now have added Grineke and Shawn Marcum, the Brewers could be viewed as favorities by many in the NL Central. Going to the NL and being on a what looks like a 90 win team, Grienke should have a strong 2011. It will be hard to duplicate 2009 but expect big things from Grienke in 2011 and for the Brew crew. Not to be lost in this is the Brewers also received Yuniesky Betancourt who had a solid 2010 with 16HR & 78RBI. The Brewers did give up Alcides Escobar who has potential to be a solid fantasy player at SS especially if can get those SB's going as well as Lorenzo Cain who also has strong SB potential. In the end, this is a big win in terms of talent for NL Only leagues.
NL King - C.Lizza