Why did the Brewers give Rickie Weeks so much money?

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was never known for his talent, or consistency, or durability, and the list goes on. He is known for being an OK power hitter, nothing special. That’s basically the only thing that has kept him in the big leagues. He had one decent season last year when he hit 29 home runs, but that’s pretty much all he did. His .269 batting average was not impressive at all and he racked up only 83 RBI. He played in more than 129 games for only the first time in his career, and he’s been struggling to stay on the Major League roster for quite some time now.

These aren’t terrible numbers by any means, but after just one decent season, the Brewers decided to reward him with a three year, $38 million dollar contract? Really?

Last time I checked, this guy was lucky to even be on the Major League roster.

Weeks hit a dismal .235 in 2007, .234 in 2008, and in 2009 he only played in 37 games the entire season. You would think it would take a couple season of proving yourself as a player before a franchise that you’ve let down time and time again rewards you with $38 million dollars. The contract even allows him to make up to $50 million in incentives.

Am I the only one that thinks this should rank near the top of the list as one of the most riskiest moves of this off-season?


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