Sunday, December 03, 2006

Brewers Have No Room in Center for Ricky Weeks

It wasn't so long ago that speculation had Rickey Weeks and his hotwheels moving from second base to center field for the Brewers. It makes a certain amount of sense, Billy Hall and J.J. Hardy playing middle infield and Weeks replacing center fielder Brady Clark. But if it doesn't happen now, it probably never will. With the Brewers foiled by San Francisco in an attempt to sign Padres free agent Dave Roberts, (the Giants Old Folks Home just couldn't pass on a center fielder who'll be 35 at the beginning of next season) it looks like Hall, not Weeks, is ticketed for center field. With Weeks staying at second and Corey Hart likely taking over in right, somebody has to go, and that means Geoff Jenkins should be available for a song. Don't be surprised if GM Doug Melvin comes away from Orlando with a new pitcher, and with Jenkins or Kevin Mench wearing different colors. Gabe Gross, Tony Gwynn Jr., and Laynce Nix need spots to play, too.