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Brewers' staff ready to pitch -- and hit

Greinke, others bolster rotation prepared to get outs and maybe a few hits, too

Originally Published: February 23, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

MARYVALE, Ariz. -- Randy Wolf did some preliminary bonding with Zack Greinke, the newest member of the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation, at the team's winter Fan Fest in Milwaukee. When the new teammates weren't discussing the Wisconsin housing scene or the frigid January weather, the conversation shifted to baseball. And when pitchers who take pride in their all-around games shoot the breeze, they invariably like to brag about their hitting.

This kind of talk invites smirks from position players, ...

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