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.


10 Responses to Could The Brewers Look To Extend Weeks Next? Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

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

  2. bjsguess 5 years ago

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

  3. start_wearing_purple 5 years 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.

  4. AnnvilleHammer 5 years ago

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

    • Yankees10 5 years ago

      Pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

    • AisoRed 5 years 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 ago

      he’d probably get hurt signing the offer

  5. aap212 5 years ago

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

  6. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years 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.

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