Zack Greinke: Buzzkill

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As Zack Greinke cruised towards victory yesterday, the fans in Kaufman Stadium were chanting “Cy Young! Cy Young!”  You’d think that would bring a smile to Greinke’s face, but apparently not:

“It’s pretty annoying, actually. I don’t like it at all. I guess it’s nice that they’ll do that, but it’s annoying to me.”

We know you don’t like the spotlight, Zack, but these fans haven’t had anything to cheer for in 24 years, so you may want to cut them a little slack.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.