Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brewers Rickie Weeks Having an All-Star Type of Year

By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Investing in players hasn’t been one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ strong suits in the last decade or so. But to their credit, it seems the Brewers have learned from their mistakes and are making all the right decisions in 2011.

One of those right decisions was re-signing second baseman Rickie Weeks to a five-year, fifty million dollar contract.

Weeks is having a career year while leading all NL second baseman in at-bats (299), runs (51), hits (87), doubles (19), home-runs (14), on-base percentage (.359) and slugging percentage (.508).

With that said, why is he second to the Cincinnati Reds Brandon Phillips in All-Star votes?

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