Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:34:55 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have received calls wondering about the trade status of 2B Rickie Weeks, but no specific offers have been made yet.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:18:56 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have not checked in on the availability of New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy or Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks at this point.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:11:34 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett was not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 26, against Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich, and manager Ron Roenicke gave no indication that he would change the platoon rotation that has Gennett starting against righties and 2B Rickie Weeks starting against lefties.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett did pinch hit later in the game and hit a home run, boosting his average to .311 in what has been an excellent season at the plate overall. That being said, his value is going to continue to be curbed in standard formats unless he can shake his platoon status.
Sat, 10 May 2014 14:43:37 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks was asked by the team to try left field. Weeks declined.
Fantasy Tip: He's complacent being in a time share with Scooter Gennett. Maybe Weeks will relent eventually, but his current status doesn't do much for his value, which is strictly NL-only unless you have a loHe's complacent being in a time share with Scooter Gennett. Maybe Weeks will relent eventually, but his current status doesn't do much for his value, which is strictly NL-only unless you have a long-term stash spot in a deep format.ng-term stash spot in a deep format.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:54:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he'll continue to use a platoon at second base between 2Bs Scooter Gennett and Rickie Weeks until one player gets hot and separates himself.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:43 -0700
The Texas Rangers are looking into trading for Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks with 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) injured. The Brewers would likely have to eat some of Weeks' $11 million salary, however.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:10:34 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) said he felt his scar tissue "popping" in his hamstring while running the bases, but he sees it as a good thing. Weeks says he's fine.
Fantasy Tip: The tearing and popping of scar tissue can be a regular occurrence post-surgery, and it sounds like Weeks could be fine. Keep an eye on him. It's not exactly what you want to hear if you're targeting him as a late-round sleeper in mixed leagues.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:28:17 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks has made some mechanical adjustment to his stance this swing, and manager Ron Roenicke is loving the early returns in camp. Weeks had consistently kept his hands low in his stance, but now, he's altered the position of his hands after input from former minor league hitting coach Nate Oliver. "Keeping things smooth, really," Weeks said when asked to describe the tweak. "If you keep it smooth, everything kind of falls into place. The biggest thing is slowing down. My hands are a tad bit higher. It's a minute (difference)."
He's gone 4-for-9 with a home run and four walks in his first four spring games and is feeling great at the dish. He's also in the final year of his contract and is in a battle for playing time at second base with 2B Scooter Gennett. The Brewers are saying the keystone is an open competition. Milwaukee may decide to trade one of their second baseman later in camp, or they could go with a platoon.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:26:50 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is expected to use 2B Scooter Gennett, 2B Rickie Weeks, SS Jean Segura and OF Carlos Gomez in the leadoff spot during spring training.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:49:29 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks and Scooter Gennett are set for an open competition at second base this spring. Weeks is a full go after rehab following surgery last year for a hamstring injury. "The only setback I probably had was I started out too early, too fast. You know me -- I wanted to go out there and run right off," Weeks said. Manager Ron Roenicke could see a scenario where both players see playing time, especially during interleague series.
Fantasy Tip: Gennett is believed to have a leg up in the competition; Weeks will really have to prove he's healthy in order to have a shot. In the long run, neither is very attractive in mixed formats, but the winner could be worthy of an NL-only spot as middle infield depth.