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savafan
06-17-2006, 01:09 PM
This is insane. Weaver is 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA, 22 Ks and a WHIP of 0.76

http://www.dailybreeze.com/sports/articles/3101311.html

By John Klima
Daily Breeze

As he cleaned out his locker after learning that his older brother had pitched him out of the major leagues Friday night, Jered Weaver slowly walked with the lineup card from his first major league victory and carefully placed it on Jeff Weaver's chair for safe keeping.

Jeff Weaver cost his younger brother, rookie Jered, his job in the starting rotation after pitching well enough to survive, earning a no-decision in another defensive calamity of a game, a 5-4 loss to San Diego before 44,005 at Angel Stadium.

After the game, the Angels activated Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon from the disabled list and announced he will start Sunday. They sent Jered Weaver, the rookie right-hander who won all four of his decisions and posted a 1.37 ERA, helping to stabilize the pitching staff of the last-place team in the AL West, to triple-A Salt Lake.

"It's tough for me," said Jeff Weaver, who allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings, but walked none for only the second time in 14 starts and struck out a season-high nine. "(Jered) is the odd man out being the young guy. It's kind of a strange feeling. I had a lot of fun while he was here and expect to see him back. He belongs."

The Angels lost in the ninth inning when catcher Mike Napoli's throw to third base in a 4-4 game wound up in left field when the throw handcuffed third baseman Dallas McPherson. It allowed Khalil Greene, who was trying to advance on a sacrifice bunt, to score the winning run for the Padres (35-32). It was the major-league leading 48th unearned run the Angels (30-37) allowed this year.

While the Angels threw away another victory, it was clear before the game started that Jeff Weaver was pitching for his job in the starting rotation. When Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels would wait until the end of the night on Friday to decide if the veteran Weaver would be banished to the bullpen, it was clear that Colon, who had thrown a 40-pitch bullpen session before the game, was ready to come off the disabled list, where he has been since April 19 because of shoulder inflammation.

Jered Weaver was stone faced after being told that he was returning to triple-A Salt Lake to start Sunday against Las Vegas instead of facing the Padres at Angel Stadium.

"I just have to go back and work on what I've been doing," he said. "I want to get back here as soon as possible."

That could happen sooner than later, depending on how Colon's shoulder responds Sunday. Jeff Weaver, who could find himself as trade bait if the Angels decide to assume most of the responsibility for his one-year, $8.4 million contract, continued to improve.

"There's a lot of things that can happen," Scioscia said. "The dust hasn't settled."

Jeff Weaver's fastball command and velocity were sharp and his out-pitch, the sinker, had exceptional bite. When Weaver did find himself in jams, he took it upon himself to pitch his way out of trouble rather than trust his defense, and recorded a season-high nine strikeouts.

Weaver, who left leading 4-3 and received a no-decision, needed 75 pitches to get through four innings, partly because of his own error in the third inning and Mike Cameron's infield single off the chest of McPherson.

With a 3-0 lead in the fourth courtesy of Garret Anderson's RBI single in the first and Juan Rivera's two-run home run in the second, Weaver allowed a leadoff single to Adrian Gonzalez. He struck out Josh Bard, but Rivera couldn't find Mark Bellhorn's routine fly ball in left field. The ball landed untouched, leaving runners at second and third and Weaver staring at the sky.

The right-hander struck out Greene looking, but Josh Barfield pulled Weaver's first pitch down the left-field line for a two-run double to cut the lead to 3-2. Gonzalez hit Weaver's only clear mistake, a hanging 87 mile-per-hour sinker, into right field to tie the score.

Weaver left with a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning after Anderson led off the bottom of the inning with his sixth home run of the year, but the Padres tied the score against reliever Hector Carrasco in the seventh inning.

Matt700wlw
06-17-2006, 01:15 PM
:wave:

We'll take him!

Gallen5862
06-17-2006, 01:17 PM
This looks like a pitcher that the Reds should try to make a trade for. It looks like he would be a good upgrade to the rotatio.

Heath
06-17-2006, 01:25 PM
Bill Stoneman's getting senile in his old age.

Joseph
06-17-2006, 01:31 PM
I'll have to make changes to the old fantasy team now.

pedro
06-17-2006, 01:44 PM
This stinks. He's on my fantasy team.

Heath
06-17-2006, 01:52 PM
I'll have to make changes to the old fantasy team now.

Thank goodness I'm only in an NL-only league.

Reds4Life
06-17-2006, 02:00 PM
They are looking for bats right? I think I read they were, get on the phone Wayne.

pedro
06-17-2006, 02:07 PM
I wouldn't assume that the Angels are willing to trade Jer. Weaver just b/c they sent him down.

MattyHo4Life
06-17-2006, 02:18 PM
I wouldn't assume that the Angels are willing to trade Jer. Weaver just b/c they sent him down.

I agree... they didn't send him to AAA becuase they don't want him. He will be back.

dougdirt
06-17-2006, 02:19 PM
Ridiculous....this hurts my fantasy team and well, probably hurts the angels too.

Heath
06-17-2006, 02:20 PM
He's the Chris Denorfia of the Angels farm system. They know what he can do, he can pitch on his usual schedule, and most importantly, he has options left.

Buckeye33
06-17-2006, 02:24 PM
THere is no way the Angels would move Weaver, except for Dunn which isn't going to happen.

They are making a mistake as his brother Jeff should be the one who goes to the bullpen so Jered could continue to pitch well in the MLs. He will be back within a month tops.

He also was on my fantasy team.

savafan
06-17-2006, 02:30 PM
THere is no way the Angels would move Weaver, except for Dunn which isn't going to happen.

They are making a mistake as his brother Jeff should be the one who goes to the bullpen so Jered could continue to pitch well in the MLs. He will be back within a month tops.

He also was on my fantasy team.

He's on like 7 of my 16 teams.

BCubb2003
06-17-2006, 02:53 PM
He's on like 7 of my 16 teams.

Dude, you need a hobby.

pedro
06-17-2006, 02:58 PM
The fact that they sent Jered down rather than moving his brother to the pen makes me believe that they really might be considering trading Santana for a bat.

Heath
06-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Dude, you need a hobby.

He does.

Spitball
06-17-2006, 03:13 PM
The fact that they sent Jered down rather than moving his brother to the pen makes me believe that they really might be considering trading Santana for a bat.

...or they are hoping Jeff has another decent start so they can move him. I really can't believe the Angels would move Santana unless he is hiding an injury.

pedro
06-17-2006, 03:14 PM
...or they are hoping Jeff has another decent start so they can move him. I really can't believe the Angels will move Santana unless he is hiding an injury.


That could be the case as well.

Buckeye33
06-17-2006, 03:29 PM
He's on like 7 of my 16 teams.

sava, I'm in 4 leagues and I know I have a problem with fantasy. I'm going to have to point this post out to my wife so she understands I'm not THAT bad.

savafan
06-17-2006, 03:39 PM
sava, I'm in 4 leagues and I know I have a problem with fantasy. I'm going to have to point this post out to my wife so she understands I'm not THAT bad.

LOL, glad I could help.

KronoRed
06-17-2006, 04:02 PM
Weaver can't be gotten, but this does add some fuel to the Santana rumor around here a few days ago.

They need bats..we have bats, bats with hats :D

Gallen5862
06-17-2006, 04:25 PM
Krono we also have a Hat with a bat.

Puffy
06-17-2006, 04:30 PM
The fact that they sent Jered down rather than moving his brother to the pen makes me believe that they really might be considering trading Santana for a bat.

Well, it appears they are gonna move somebody for a bat. Thats the reason Weaver got sent down - to showcase the other starters.

Plain and simple - and no, Stoneman is not senile. He's a heck of a GM.

KronoRed
06-17-2006, 04:59 PM
Would the Angels be interested in Dunn?

I mean he has plate patience, you know how they hate that ;)

RFS62
06-17-2006, 05:03 PM
So, they sent him to the Los Angeles Angels of Salt Lake City?

MattyHo4Life
06-17-2006, 05:59 PM
He's the Chris Denorfia of the Angels farm system. They know what he can do, he can pitch on his usual schedule, and most importantly, he has options left.

It's the same thing the Cardinals are doing with Anthony Reyes. He pitches well everytime they bring him up, but they still send him down to AAA.

redsfanfalcon
06-17-2006, 10:03 PM
This is a perfect case in point where a team is afraid to admit their mistake they made in signing Jered's brother Jeff, to a 8.5 million dollar contract, and they keep Jeff in the rotation instead of Jered. This usually ends up coming back to haunt a club in the end.

KronoRed
06-17-2006, 11:16 PM
Well Jeff is only on a 1 year deal, they may have thought Jered wasn't going to be ready this soon.

Boston Red
06-18-2006, 12:25 AM
THere is no way the Angels would move Weaver, except for Dunn

Weaver for Dunn?!? If the Angles would really give up Weaver for Dunn, the Reds should do this deal yesterday!

SteelSD
06-18-2006, 01:55 AM
Well, it appears they are gonna move somebody for a bat. Thats the reason Weaver got sent down - to showcase the other starters.

Plain and simple - and no, Stoneman is not senile. He's a heck of a GM.

You really think so, Puffy?

Sorry. Don't see it. In fact, I think he's ripe for the pickin' and has been for a couple seasons now.

MattyHo4Life
06-18-2006, 07:30 AM
Why would the Angels have any desire to move Jered Weaver?

buckeyenut
06-18-2006, 09:24 AM
I would love to get weaver, but I think the bigger thing this suggests is getting pitching from LAA is a very real option in a trade right now, not necessarily Weaver. We definitely should be on the phone with them RIGHTNOW.