Jeff Weaver Wants To Pitch At Least One More Season

Jeff Weaver told Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times that he wants to pitch at least one more season, and would prefer to do so with the Dodgers (Twitter link). The 34-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the team, his second stint in Chavez Ravine. 

Working exclusively in relief, Weaver's posted unimpressive totals of 5.4 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 to go along with his 4.99 ERA in 39.2 innings this year. He was much more effective in 2008, when he compiled a 3.65 ERA on the strength of 7.3 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 79 innings as a swingman. It's worth noting that his fastball velocity has dipped quite a bit over the last few seasons.

Weaver has had to settle for minor league contracts in each of the last three offseasons, and there's no reason to expect that to change next year. He will earn $800K total in 2010, though his career earnings top $40MM.


10 Responses to Jeff Weaver Wants To Pitch At Least One More Season Leave a Reply

  1. i dont mind bringing him back. he wants to pitch here.

  2. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    I could totally see this being Brendan Donnelly: The Sequel. Don’t let it happen Neal.

  3. mick64 5 years ago

    Maybe he can dupe Brian Cashman into signing him again. Sure would’ve been nice to see Ted Lilly in pinstripes for the past 7 years. Who can blame Brian, though? Weaver, Kevin Brown, Kei Igawa. Who needs Lilly when you can have one of these superstars?

  4. mick64 5 years ago

    Maybe he can dupe Brian Cashman into signing him again. Sure would’ve been nice to see Ted Lilly in pinstripes for the past 7 years. Who can blame Brian, though? Weaver, Kevin Brown, Kei Igawa. Who needs Lilly when you can have one of these superstars?

  5. rayking 5 years ago

    Since Suppan will (hopefully) not be back with the Cards next year, maybe Weaver can fill the “terrible 5th starter who amazingly pitched lights out in the 2006 playoffs” role. Or perhaps Anthony Reyes will be available.

  6. markjsunz 5 years ago

    If Weaver wants to pitch for the Dodgers he will have to take his pay in deferments. McCourt is broke. Weaver can be an ace on that staff. Kuroda will be gone, billingsley is inconsistent and it would not suprise me to see Kershaw sold one of Frankie boys favorite tricks.

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