Brandon McCarthy answered questions in The Players' Tribune's mailbag today, and boy was his answer about Tigers starter Shane Greene a doozy.
Who was your favorite teammate when you played for the Yankees? - Haley
Shane Greene. I think someone in the minors told him, "When you get to the big leagues, be seen and not heard," and he took that as literally as possible. He wasn't just quiet, he was offensively silent. After awhile I got used to it. Because he never said anything at all, he never said anything that bugged me. I thought that was great.
This isn't the first opinion about Greene we've heard from McCarthy, though.
Hey Tigers fans @sagreeney has stupid electric stuff and you should feel lucky to get to watch him now. Terrible at fantasy football though.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) December 5, 2014
The entire article is full of insight -- such as, "I don't know, but I do have a funny story that won't answer your question at all" -- and not to be missed. Do yourself a favor and read it.