John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the latest on Reds reliever David Weathers, who is eligible for free agency. Weathers says he’s talked to the Reds about coming back, but hasn’t discussed dollars. Weathers considered his two-year, $5MM deal to be below-market. He wanted to stay in Cincinnati at that time (December of ’06), but now he’s open to any team.
Weathers, 39, posted solid ERAs in recent years despite shaky peripheral stats. It should be noted that he cleared waivers in August, implying the contenders looking for bullpen help didn’t think too highly of him. He apparently rates as a Type B free agent, but it’s not known whether the Reds will offer him arbitration.