Rickie Weeks Joins Milwaukee Brewers As Associate Manager | The HBCU Baseball Legend and 2011 MLB All-Star Continues MLBbro Journey

Rickie Weeks Joins Milwaukee Brewers As Associate Manager | The HBCU Baseball Legend and 2011 MLB All-Star Continues MLBbro Journey

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. 

 

MLBbro Jemile Weeks Hired As New York Mets Roving Instructor | Can He Help Bring The Stolen Base Back To Flushing?

MLBbro Jemile Weeks Hired As New York Mets Roving Instructor | Can He Help Bring The Stolen Base Back To Flushing?

As pitchers and catchers prepare to report to Spring Training in less than seven days, teams are also putting the final touches on their coaching staff for the 2023 season. On Monday, the New York Mets helped add a little more diversity to the game, hiring former Big Leaguer Jemile Weeks as their Roving Instructor for Infield and Baserunning for the 2023 season.

Jemile, who was elite at both skills, let the baseball world know about the move via his personal Instagram account. “Thankful and grateful!! I will be your Roving Instructor for Infield and Baserunning all 2023!! Proud to bring the wisdom and knowledge of this game to the HIGHEST levels once again. Mets get ready for another wild run, CHAMPIONSHIP MINDSET. 

Jemile Weeks Is Elite Baserunner 

 

Now if the last name looks familiar, that’s because it should be. Jemile is the younger brother of fellow former MLBbro Rickie Weeks. Now his older brother’s name has always had more star power, but Jemile was able to carve out a six-year career in the Big Leagues himself. 

Jemile hit over .350 in two of his three seasons at the University of Miami before being taken 12th overall in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft. His six-year career in the majors included three years in Oakland, two years in Boston and two brief stops in San Diego and Baltimore. 

 

What Is A Rover Assistant? 

 

Now some may be wondering what exactly a rover assistant does. Per Weeks’ LinkedIn account, Jemile will travel to all Mets affiliates and develop top talent. This is going to be an important role with the Mets, who finished last season with four of their top-ranking prospects being infielders. 

The Mets may have missed out on Platinum Glove winner Carlos Correa and lost their dominant but often injured ace Jacob deGrom, but they still have World Series aspirations over in Queens. We know ultimately players win and lose games, but a quality coaching staff is critical to success. Adding a forming big leaguer like Weeks will only strengthen the Mets as they gear up for what should be arguably the toughest division in baseball.  

Weeks knows how to work with young talent. He contributes his experience and energy to helping develop the next generation of MLBbros through various developmental programs MLB offers for inner-city and minority talent such as the Hank Aaron invitational and Breakthrough Series.

 

Rickie Weeks Inducted Into National College Baseball Hall of Fame

 

This has been a big month for the Weeks brothers, as last Friday in Omaha, Nebraska big bro Rickie was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Rickie is one of the most decorated HBCU baseball players of all-time, leading the nation in 2002 and 2003 en route to back-to-back consensus All-American selections before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rickie Weeks | From HBCU To The Top of The MLB Draft

Rickie Weeks | From HBCU To The Top of The MLB Draft

In the second edition of A Bro Convo W/Telly Hughes, former MLB All-Star Rickie Weeks, who spent 14 years in The Show, steps to the mic.

Weeks discusses how he was able to overcome the stigma of playing at Southern University in Louisiana and become the No. 2 overall pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2003 MLB Draft.  While at Southern, Weeks finished his career with a .465 batting average (254 of 546), the highest in NCAA history.