The Royals website is reporting that pitcher Zack Greinke as been signed through 2012. Terms were not disclosed but The Star is reporting that a news conference is scheduled later today.
New Blue Tradition thinks that this is a significant signing as Dayton Moore again avoids arbitration and locks up Greinke long term including 2 years into his free agent eligibility. Greinke along with Gil Meche will make up the top of the rotation while closer Joachim Soria will nail down the close ones in the 9th.
This receipe of strong pitching will again prove successful as Moore witnessed while working for GM John Schuerholz at Atlanta. Schuerholz was with the Royals though 1990 building teams much in the same fashion while working in the minor league scouting department and GM before he left for Atlanta in 1990.