The Los Angeles Dodgers will kick off their 2014 season a week before nearly the entire rest of the league, playing a two game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. One of the players who isn't too pleased with this turn of events is Dodgers starting pticher Zack Greinke, who may start one of the games as the team attempts to keep 2013 NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw's innings under control. In an interview with Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, Greinke expressed his frustrations about the cross-Pacific trip.
"I would say there is absolutely zero excitement for it," Greinke told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "There just isn't any excitement to it. I can't think of one reason to be excited for it."
This is Greinke in a nutshell – honest and blunt to a fault.
But to his credit, Greinke is ready to pitch if he has to, and understands why the trip is happening.
"It's a baseball thing. It's an ownership thing, spreading stuff around," Greinke said. "That's what it's for and it's for the greater good of baseball."