The Brooks Kieschnick experiment has ended at least temporarily for the Brewers. Kieschnick was trying to make the club as a power-hitting role player and a right-handed relief pitcher but was sent down by the Brewers yesterday.
It was a great story. What with teams looking for more and more versatility out of their role players, bringing back the old position player/pitcher seemed a natural progression. When teams now carry 12 pitchers, wouldn't it be greart if one of those twelve could be used to pinch-hit or be able to stay in a ballgame longer because he can hit for himself?
But the one flaw with the logic: it requires that the pitcher-position player's team have a pressing need to save a roster spot. With the dreck that the Brewers are using to fill out their roster, who cares if there is an extra Keith Ginter or two?