The Milwaukee Brewers are bringing another Brewer legend onto their coaching staff. Rickie Weeks, who has been named associate manager for his former team. Weeks will be working on Pat Murphy’s staff, with Murphy being the 20th manager in franchise history.
After the Brewers got bounced in the Wild Card this year by the Diamondbacks, the front office would look ahead to the offseason. The first move by the was naming former player Rickie Weeks associate manager.
Weeks got hired in the Brewers player development department shortly after his playing career. In 2022 and ’23, Weeks spent those seasons aiding in the maturation of promising Brewer’s young star catcher, Jefferson Quero.
Weeks Was An MLBbro All-Star
Weeks himself played in the Major League. His career spans over 14 years, with 11 of them being a brewer. He even grabbed an All-Star selection in 2011. Weeks batted .246 with 161 home runs in his career. While playing the majority of his career with Milwaukee, he also had some stints in Seattle, Arizona, and Tampa Bay.
Weeks played his whole career as a second baseman, known for his great defense and powerful bat. He is now on the Wall of Honor for the Brewers. Throughout his amazing 14-year career he managed to standout and impress Milwaukee’s fanbase.
Weeks Returns To College With MLB Manager Dreams
Following his playing career, Weeks went back to college to get a degree in sports management, with the intention to be a major league manager one day. Now he will finally get the opportunity to prove himself in a more important role as the associate manager.
As for Brewers fans, his lack of experience as a manager might cause some reservation. Even with the lack of experience, Weeks’ astute baseball mind, connection to the baseball community from the grassroots level up and his love for the game, he should be a candidate for a manager’s job in short order.
Weeks spoke to the Milwaukee Journal to say his journey might not end in the front office.
“I’m pretty open-minded right now, but at the same time, I have things in my head that I still want to do,” Weeks told the Milwaukee Journal.
Being that Weeks has limited coaching experience on the MLB level, his work in player development speaks for itself. Weeks has worked with the farm system and turned the young stars into well-rounded baseball players. The young players were key to the playoff berth this season.
Weeks is being brought in to be the right-hand man to manager Pat Murphy. With this new promotion Weeks will have a hug role in this upcoming season. Now being second in command, the plan is to bring the intensity and new mindset to the clubhouse.
“With these coaches, we are going to band together, and we’ll have the guys ready to compete,” Murphy said in a interview with the MLB network.
The new look Brewers are optimistic as they move towards the future. With the new coaching staff and a “ready to win” mindset, the sky is the limit for The Brew Crew.