View Full Version : Don't we have Brooks Kieschnick anymore?

02-08-2003, 06:28 PM
It says in Peter Gammons column-

<<<Milwaukee Brewers
"We have to change the mindset," says GM Doug Melvin of the Brewers. Not to mention the players.

Melvin has spent his first winter with Milwaukee scrambling to find fill, and with Javier Valentin, Matt Kinney, Wes Helms, Todd Ritchie, Royce Clayton, John Vander Wal and Dave Mlicki, he has patched. A healthy Geoff Jenkins and Richie Sexson will hit for power, and Eric Young and Jeffrey Hammonds are in their free agent years.

Ben Sheets and Glendon Rusch are at the front of the rotation, with what was one of the better bullpens. Brooks Kieschnick will be fun to watch: a pinch-hitter, backup first baseman and reliever; he was throwing 97 in Puerto Rico this winter.

But when you're outscored by 194 runs, you have the worst on-base percentage in either league and the OPS against your starters was the highest in the league, Melvin has a lot more to change than the mindset. If you are a Brewers fan, take a look at the talent oozing out of the Texas organization, and give Melvin time.

What gives?

02-08-2003, 06:30 PM
He was a minor league free agent and he signed with the brewers. Probably because he'll have a better chance of making the major league club.

02-08-2003, 06:36 PM
Oh. Thanks for the info. That is really unfortunate. I was looking forward to seeing him possibly make the big club at some stage. He is a good story with a lot of talent. He could be a relief pitcher that doubles as a legit pinch hitter.