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Milwaukee's $11M odd man out?

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07:30 AM ET 09.13 | While the No. 1 priority in Milwaukee may be settling things at first base, second base may offer a big decision for the Brewers, too. Do they go with rookie Scooter Gennett, who has exceeded expectations since replacing injured Rickie Weeks or do they throw it up for competition in the spring because of Weeks' $11 million salary in 2014? Asked about the stellar play of Gennett and how that has changed the dynamic at second base, Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said, "That's a good thing." Ash did acknowledge that Gennett has been very impressive since being recalled in early August, batting well over .300 and handling himself well in the field. "I think everyone was convinced (Gennett would hit) because he has hit all the way along (through the minors)," said Ash.

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September 13, 2013  08:54 AM ET

You let Weeks walk and with the money you saved you should be able to get a major upgrade at first in the off season.

September 13, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Who is going to trade for Weak unless the Brews eat a big chunk of his salary? The guy has been total crap and I don't see how the team can really save money until they can dump him after 2014. Weak is the kind of guy who can be handled in the NFL, but he's on Easy Street in MLB.

September 13, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You let Weeks walk and with the money you saved you should be able to get a major upgrade at first in the off season.

Don't know how any salary is "saved".... all money is guaranteed in the MLB.....

September 13, 2013  09:57 AM ET

#2 and #3 covered it. He is not going anywhere unless they pay half.

September 13, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who is going to trade for Weak unless the Brews eat a big chunk of his salary? The guy has been total crap and I don't see how the team can really save money until they can dump him after 2014. Weak is the kind of guy who can be handled in the NFL, but he's on Easy Street in MLB.

It seems like the guy has a major injury every other year.

 
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