Brewers Ink Davis, Weeks, And Gomez To Contracts


The Milwaukee Brewers were able to reach deals with second baseman Rickie Weeks and centerfielder Carlos Gomez. Weeks will earn 2.75 million dollars a 400,000 raise from 2009 season where he did not play much at all. Gomez is slated to make 1.1 million as the starting centerfielder. That’s a big difference compared to what Mike Cameron was making which was close to the 10 million dollar range. The Brewers still are far apart with Todd Coffey who is seeking 2.45 million and the Brewers countered with a 1.7 million dollar offer.

Doug Davis a left-handed pitcher has agreed to a one-year contract with a mutual option in 2011. Davis will earn 5.25 million and could make upwards of 12.75 million if option is exercised and Davis happens to reach incentives. If you ask me, I think that is a high price to pay for a pitcher who for his career has nothing outstanding on his resume. I think the Brewers should have looked in other directions than Davis, but only time will tell if it works out for them. I just do not see it or the sense this signing makes. Davis was just 9-14 with the D-Backs last year. He will give you plenty of innings and starts, but if it does not transfer into wins, it really does not matter.