MILWAUKEE -- It remains to be seen whether Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and the new representative for second baseman Rickie Weeks are able to find any common ground on a contract extension. But there's one thing that Weeks and Melvin appear to agree upon. "After the season," Weeks said. "I don't want to think about anything right now other than finishing the season strong." The Brewers are interested in gauging Weeks' interest in an extension and had preliminary talks with agent Lon Babby along those lines, but Babby left the business this year to become president of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Weeks only recently chose a new agent, Greg Genske.
There's no rush to negotiate. Weeks, who is earning $2.75 million in 2010, is arbitration-eligible this winter for one last time. He's on track to reach free agency following the '11 season.