Could The Brewers Look To Extend Weeks Next?

Now that ace Yovani Gallardo is locked up for the next five years, Brewers' GM Doug Melvin can begin to focus on getting another one of his good young players signed long-term. MLB.com's Adam McCalvy notes that while Prince Fielder remains the priority, it might also make sense for the team to explore locking up second baseman Rickie Weeks.

"If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't," Weeks said. "You don't want to leave too much on the table, but then there's security."

Weeks wouldn't confirm if his representatives and the team have discussed a deal. The 27-year-old is productive when he's on the field, hitting .272/.340/.517 in 162 plate appearances last year before a torn tendon sheath in his wrist ended his season in May. Weeks will earn $2.75MM this year, and has one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining.

Melvin, meanwhile, wouldn't discuss negotiations with Fielder, if there are any.


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10 Comments on "Could The Brewers Look To Extend Weeks Next?"


Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

id rather start over with a fresh draft pick or two.

bjsguess
5 years 3 months ago

How many times have I been burned by RW in fantasy baseball …. I’m just a glutton for punishment.

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 3 months ago

Weeks has never come close to his potential level and isn’t exactly a gold glover. That’s not even getting into his injury last year. If he’s willing to sing very cheap, then maybe. Otherwise, wait to see if he’s a late bloomer.

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

i didn’t know he could sing.

AnnvilleHammer
5 years 3 months ago

No way I’d extend Weeks. He just can’t stay healthy.

Yankees10
5 years 3 months ago

Pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

AisoRed
5 years 3 months ago

The thing is he has had wrist injuries in both of his wrists and supposedly after you have surgery on them, you are highly unlikely to get the injury again. Just something I heard being talked about.

BradyAndersonsSideburns
5 years 3 months ago

he’d probably get hurt signing the offer

aap212
5 years 3 months ago

If he’s healthy and good in the same year… that’s a big if.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 3 months ago

I’d be reluctant to extend Weeks long term because of his inability to stay on the field. Lock him up short term, say take a chance on 2-3 years with him.

He really is a fun player to watch with a nice combination of speed and power.