Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Team Could Trade Rickie Weeks For First Baseman

By Brandon Hemstead
Rickie Weeks
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The Milwaukee Brewers could be looking to kill multiple birds with one stone at the Winter Meetings. It’s imperative the Brewers need to address the first base position, but could they do so by moving veteran second baseman Rickie Weeks?

The Brewers have been in discussions with Corey Hart‘s agent, but don’t be shocked if the Brewers look elsewhere. One name that has been dangled around is Miami MarlinsLogan Morrison. He would fill the vacancy at first base and provide the Brewers with a left-handed power bat to mix in with Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez, Jonathon Lucroy, Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis to form a strong lineup.

Morrison is finally healthy and at the ripe age of 26, the Brewers could be getting a steal. The Brewers virtually have 23-year-old Scooter Gennett penciled in as the Opening Day second baseman to work with star shortstop Jean Segura as both are very promising talents.

The Marlins have been searching for a second baseman since the departure of Dan Uggla, and the former second overall pick Weeks has drawn interest. Given that Weeks has been plagued by injuries and is owed roughly $10 million this season, the Brewers would most likely have to eat some of his contract.

This could be a nice fit for both the Brewers and Marlins as it’s evident that both players need a change of scenery. Weeks does have ties to Florida. He is from the Orlando area and his brother Jemile Weeks played at the University of Miami.

The Brewers have also been linked to New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis. It’s obvious that the Crew are looking to capitalize on the opportunity of acquiring a low-risk, high-reward first baseman with upside. With Gennett being the only projected left-handed bat in the lineup, it makes perfect sense for the Brewers to pull the trigger on Morrison.

Brandon Hemstead is a Milwaukee Brewers writer for Follow him on Twitter @hemi27sp, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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