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As for Greinke's ability to handle a large market, if teams are using his mental illness as a way...

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As for Greinke's ability to handle a large market, if teams are using his mental illness as a way to gauge his "toughness" or makeup, they should be ashamed. Depression is not about being sad, anxiety disorder is not just a matter of being scared, and neither one makes a person "soft." This isn't a question of "he can pitch here, but not there;" that's an infuriatingly superficial take on a legitimate medical issue. Since Greinke came back from seeking treatment, he's thrown 773 innings in the majors with a 3.32 ERA and great peripherals. You're never really cured of depression or anxiety disorder, but Greinke has had a long and successful recovery, meaning that concerns that he'd fold like a Japanese fan the moment he got to Capital City are embarrasingly ignorant.

From Keith Law's ESPN Insider transaction analysis on the Greinke-to-Milwaukee trade (subscription required).
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