Zack Pack

There is so much to say about the Astros trading for Zack Greinke on Wednesday, but let’s save the analysis and some of the awesome Greinke stories and such for later. OK, one Greinke story! When he was in Class A Wilmington as an 19-year-old, he purposely threw with LESS velocity. This was really, really weird — just about every kid in the minors tries to light up the radar gun to impress the club. But Greinke, who had the arm to throw mid-to-upper-90s in those days, kept throwing 89, 90 and 91 mph fastballs, not unlike the way he throws today.

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