Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo tags out Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks at home during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Milwaukee. Weeks tried to score from third on a ball hit by Yuniesky Betancourt. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Target: Rickie Weeks, 2B
2013 stats: .209 batting average, .306 on-base percentage, .357 slugging percentage
Three years ago, Weeks was an all-star second baseman. Two years ago, his numbers fell off. Last season, Weeks became an afterthought for the Milwaukee Brewers, are looking desperately to unload him. Weeks could be had for next to nothing, as the Brewers would most likely pick up a really big chunk of Weeks' $11 million salary this year.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said the Rangers are looking into acquiring Weeks, and the amount of salary the Brewers would pick up would be determined by what the Brewers get back in return. Also adding to the equation is the fact that Weeks and new Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder are close friends from their days playing together for the Brewers.
Weeks isn't the player he used to be, but who's to say he couldn't become that player again in a hitter-friendly park and an overall change of scenery? And if he stays the same, the Rangers say adios in June when Profar returns.