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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:52 pm

“I can tell you right now that Rickie Weeks is going to lead off,” he said. “That’s one spot I can say is set, right now.

“I’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’ll do but I’ve got some other ideas I want to look at.”

Yost is considering his options for the No. 2 spot in the lineup, including shortstop J.J. Hardy and catcher Jason Kendall. But, after he serves his 25-game suspension, don’t be surprised if centerfielder Mike Cameron gets a shot there.

Cameron strikes out a lot but also draws walks and takes a lot of pitches (more than four per at-bat). His patience could provide time for Weeks to steal second base if he reaches in the leadoff spot.

“I’m going to talk to the coaches, see what they think,” said Yost. “I’m tinkering with Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5. We’ve got time. I’m thinking about a bunch of different things.”

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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby cannonarm21 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:49 pm

I know I may sound like a homer, but I am still very confident that Weeks is going to be a star. I could easily see him hitting 20+ HR's and stealing 30-35. His wrist has not been 100% in 2 years. This year is supposed to be the year he plays all through spring training, hopefully staying healthy.
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Postby smoovethug » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:02 am

Well he looks good on paper at the top of the lineup. Nice pop and the speed to steal bags and he'll score a ton of runs. You can still label me cautiously optimistic though.
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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby hybrid » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:42 am

I dont think his talent is ever whats in question, at least not in my mind. Its the issue of his health and in particuliar his wrists. Its been a bit of a reaccuring theme and it is probably one of the worst injuries for a hitter to have.
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Postby Yoda » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:33 am

Love the talent but extremely risky in terms of injuries.
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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby High Heater » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:37 am

i'd like to see him just have 1 completely injury free full season atleast once
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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby Scooter1027 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:22 pm

hybrid wrote:I dont think his talent is ever whats in question, at least not in my mind. Its the issue of his health and in particuliar his wrists. Its been a bit of a reaccuring theme and it is probably one of the worst injuries for a hitter to have.


Well, basically it was one injury, the wrist injury that ended his 2006 and carried well into 2007. The encouraging aspect about it was his performance late in the season as his health rounded into form -- he was a .900+ OPS guy down the stretch, and his power really started to show. I admit, I'm high on him this year, I'll probably take him higher than I should, but I love his R/SB/HR potential. I also play in an OBP league where he's even more valuable.
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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby bigken117 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:22 pm

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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:25 pm

Yeah, I picked him up down the stretch last year and the move panned out nicely. I hope it's something he can continue into this year. Like a few others said, love his potential but he's got to stay healthy.
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Re: Brewers await Weeks' breakout

Postby Matthias » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:31 pm

Not interested in Weeks this year. There will be someone will buy into him finally filling his potential and draft him accordingly. But there's other guys out there who are essentially the same upside-type pick that will go later or for cheaper.

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