PHOENIX -- Who's running Brewers camp? "The inmates, obviously," manager Ron Roenicke quipped. He was kidding, but it's a fact that, for the second straight spring, Roenicke is seeking input from players on the team's workouts. The topic came up on Saturday with principal owner Mark Attanasio, who said the schedule was adjusted after Zack Greinke suggested it may be too early to work on bunt defenses.
By the way, they have since worked twice on bunt defense. It's a two-way street, Roenicke said. "I want their input to see what they really think," Roenicke said. "Zack, you guys know, when you ask him things, he tells you. So Zack says there is a lot of eyewash going on. I don't want there to be a lot of eyewash. And if players feel a certain way about things that we think are important, they think is eyewash, I want to explain why we're doing it." Roenicke said he'd again seek input from some of the team's veteran hitters on their Cactus League schedules. Left fielder Ryan Braun, for example, is known for needing only a limited number of live at-bats to feel ready for the regular season. Other hitters need more. Roenicke had similar discussions last spring before his first season at the helm and built a plan for each player based on their ideas.