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June 30, 2006

Angels designate pitcher Jeff Weaver for assignment; Club recalls pitcher Jered Weaver from Triple-A Salt Lake: The Angels Friday designated right-handed pitcher Jeff Weaver for assignment. To replace Weaver on the club's 25-man roster, the Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Jered Weaver from Triple-A Salt Lake.

posted by Termite to baseball at 06:20 PM - 24 comments

Jered, Big Brother will be watching you - on TV.

posted by graymatters at 06:52 PM on June 30

Whats the big deal? Who gives a shit?

posted by GoBirds at 07:45 PM on June 30

...about time.

posted by igottheblues at 07:51 PM on June 30

Whats the big deal? Who gives a shit? Well, it isn't often that one brother is replaced by another in sports in such a direct fashion. And I guess it was a big enough "shit" for you to bother clicking the "comments" link and posting your witty response.

posted by grum@work at 08:22 PM on June 30

It's about time. Now if only I had been able to grab him off the free agents in my fantasy leagues...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:26 PM on June 30

Whats the big deal? Who gives a shit? All of us fans of various ex-Jeff Weaver teams who were victimized by his crappy pitching. "We stayed up half the night and wasted a lot of perfectly good whiskey just to watch that jerk throw a gopher ball." - My dad, on the subject of Jeff Weaver Haungh ptui upon Jeff Weaver and his little brother too!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:28 PM on June 30

I went to Fresno State right after Weaver left, but I saw him pitch plenty. He was good. Lots of talent. But he's sucked as a pro. I think it's all mental with him. Jered, I think, has the edge the other Weaver lacked. He'll hit the rookie wall, but I think like Liriano and Verlander, he's the real deal.

posted by forrestv at 09:34 PM on June 30

Whats the big deal? Who gives a shit? I do, as I had the foresight to go ahead and pick up little Weaver in our fantasy league. Here's hoping he reels off 10-12 more wins.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:41 PM on June 30

Weaver the Younger doesn't have nearly the talent/stuff of someone like Liriano, but can be successful. The guy is an EXTREME flyball pitcher since he always challenges guys upstairs, but he could probably still be a good middle of the rotation starter, even if he gives up 30+ HRs. As for his brother, that's got to be a stomach punch. I wouldn't mind the dodgers taking a waiver on him for $150k, to see if they can get some #5 starter innings out of him. if it worked (so far) with aaron sele, it can't hurt to try with him. wfrazerjr- i, too, was able to pick him up! here's hoping.

posted by ninjavshippo at 09:48 PM on June 30

Big Weaver for Little Weaver

posted by your-money9388 at 10:05 PM on June 30

Jeff Weaver was atrocious for the Dodge last year. He seems to do a lot better laboring in obscurity, like with Detroit back when they were pathetic. Maybe Kansas City could host a Weaverian renaissance?

posted by Venicemenace at 10:11 PM on June 30

Whats the big deal? Who gives a shit? How friggin' hard is this? Why is it so hard to understand? If somebody cared enough to post it, and others have cared enough to not only read it, but comment about it, but you just don't give a damn, then shut up and go to another thread! You should know by now, don't shit on somebody else's thread. On topic: what grum said. When was the last time in any professional sport where you saw the older of two brothers dropped to make room for the younger brother. It's not like you hear about it every day. Weaver the Elder has been overvalued for years now. Here's hoping Weaver the Younger has more upstairs than big brother.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:32 PM on June 30

"I went to Fresno State right after Weaver left, but I saw him pitch plenty. He was good. Lots of talent. But he's sucked as a pro. I think it's all mental with him. " Let's see, the man has won 81 games in the bigs, is ONE strikeout short of 1000. Wow, I'd love to suck like that as a pro. It could make for an interesting family get-together over thankgsgiving though.

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 PM on June 30

This is all well and fine, but I'm much more interested in Angel Pagan coming off of the DL.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:01 PM on June 30

Ying Yang Mafia: "It's about time. Now if only I had been able to grab him off the free agents in my fantasy leagues..." One step ahead of you. Somehow, in the middle of last week, I just happened to pick him up. Really good timing.

posted by STUNNER at 11:03 PM on June 30

Tommytrump, as a fellow alumni of Weaver's, I wish him the best. And unless he does something dumb, I'll support him wherever he goes. But the fact is he's only had one winning season and is 3-10 this year. He also has a lifetime E.R.A. of 4.55. I don't doubt his talent, but he just doesn't have that mental edge. I guess you could say he's splendid in his mediocrity. Mediocrity is that last thing I would want to excel in. But that's just me.

posted by forrestv at 12:49 AM on July 01

Sorry had a bad day. After a six pack of Rolling Rock I am back to normal and still a fan of all things sports.

posted by GoBirds at 04:41 AM on July 01

This whole Weaver fiasco falls right in line with the Angels play in general this year. Jered should never have been sent down in the first place, since he was the only bright spot at the time on a tremendously underachieving team. Screwing around with him now, with him knowing his promotion comes at the expense of his brother's demotion, has to mess with his mind a bit. Yes, I know, this is the way it goes in MLB, blah blah blah, but this involves brothers. And, from what I've read, they're really close. Hopefully Jered can keep it together and pick up where he left off several weeks ago.

posted by dyams at 08:49 AM on July 01

Wow what a kick in the ass...... imagine the hostitality between the two brothers now- rofl.

posted by redsoxrgay at 11:04 AM on July 01

Yeah really. How does their next phone conversation go? Awkward . . . .

posted by jamesonandwater at 12:53 PM on July 01

I don't doubt his talent, but he just doesn't have that mental edge. I guess you could say he's splendid in his mediocrity. Mediocrity is that last thing I would want to excel in. But that's just me. I am all for excelling at mediocrity if it means I get paid $8.3MM for three months of work.

posted by holden at 03:37 PM on July 01

Feel free to put in an application.

posted by forrestv at 11:19 PM on July 01

How strange it must be to be Jeff Weaver and taking the escalator down while your little brother is on the way up. I'm sure the mixture of pride in his little brother's achievement and fury at being passed up for his brother is not very much fun to experience. I wonder if the Williams' sisters could offer any advice?

posted by fenriq at 11:37 PM on July 01

On the bright side, Jeff gets paid a shitload of money for pitching in the minors, while his brother got paid jack shit. I guess you can say that he got the better deal, even though he's a crappy pitcher..... and his brother took his roster spot.

posted by redsoxrgay at 05:41 PM on July 02

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