PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke has a Cy Young Award to his credit, but the Brewers aren't ready to anoint him their Opening Day starter. "You can be the first to ask," manager Ron Roenicke told a reporter Wednesday, when pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training, "and I'll tell you I'm not sure." Roenicke is in a nice position with three 2010 Opening Day starters on his roster -- Greinke, Shaun Marcum and Yovani Gallardo. Only one of them will be honored with the March 31 start in Cincinnati.
"It's a tough decision because sometimes the personalities of the pitchers [come into play]," Roenicke said. "Some really feel like [they] need to be that No. 1 guy. Other guys are fine with, 'I'm fine being under the shadows a little bit, and I'm going to win my 20 games right here.' Personalities really come into play." For now, there's flexibility in the schedule, and Roenicke wants pitchers to progress at a pace that's comfortable to them. The team opens Cactus League play with split-squad games against the Cubs and Giants on Feb. 28.