Dodgers Considering Jeff Weaver

The Dodgers are considering Jeff Weaver, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (Twitter link). GM Ned Colletti signed Weaver to a minor league deal worth $800K plus incentives last February, so the right-hander has experience signing late.

Weaver, 34, posted a 6.09 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 44 1/3 innings for the Dodgers last year. The 11-year veteran induced more fly balls than ground balls for the second time in his career in 2010. Weaver, a Scott Boras client, is presumably in line for a minor league deal.


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  1. MB923 4 years ago

    “Weaver, a Scott Boras client, is presumably in line for a minor league deal.”.

    Largest minor league contract in baseball history coming up.

    • theophilus166 4 years ago

      I’m not sure even Scott Boras can do anything with a 6 plus ERA.

      • MB923 4 years ago

        Perhaps he’ll just contact the Astros, and they can designate R R-S

        • Jeff’s brother Jered said in an interview very recently that Jeff wanted to stay local, so its the Dodgers or he probably retires.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Well I was being sarcastic. Guess I should have wrote /sarcasm after my post.

          • lefty177 4 years ago

            Or the Angels, Jered Weaver pitching the first 7 innings, Jeff Weaver pitching the 8th, then Rodney in the 9th

      • Chuck345 4 years ago

        He’ll tell reporters that Weaver’s 6 Era was a result of a divorce/bad food/lack of focus/etc. Then follow up with it saying how he’s ready to compete now for a winning team and is 110% ready to win a WS. Ya know…the usually BS.

        • alxn 4 years ago

          don’t forget the inevitable “best shape of his life” quote coming

  2. Devern Hansack 4 years ago

    Why?

  3. Brad426 4 years ago

    Ooh ooh whooo Jeeeeeff Weaver, I hope you aren’t in to pitch the ninth.

  4. rockfordone 4 years ago

    Give the money to a local boys club- not him

  5. Chuck345 4 years ago

    Between the Angels bad off-season and the Dodger’s. I dunno LA fans…might wanna just stick to the Lakers and hope for a 3-peat.

    • rayking 4 years ago

      The Lakers lost to the lowly Cavs last night – so that may not be the way to go either.

      • Chuck345 4 years ago

        Yeah, figures I make the comment when they are on a 3-game losing streak with one of them being to the Cavs…great timing on my part.

  6. DodgerBlue4Life 4 years ago

    The Dodgers had a bad off-season? Man thats news to me! They have a solid pitching staff, going in to the season with 6 starters instead of 4 like the year before and their bullpin seems in pretty good shape. I would like to see them bring Weaver back if he can pitch the way he did 2 years ago for these reasons…I cant stand Troncoso, never have and never will…the guy blows! And now knowing Bellisario might be stuck wherever he is from forever we need one more proven arm in the pin.

    • Kyle 4 years ago

      The Dodgers had a good off-season gathering pitchers, but the offense is scary bad. Holes at C, 3B, and LF, and Juan Uribe (he of the .300 career OBP) was the “big bat”.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

      The LA Times reported this morning that Bellisario might not be able to get a visa at all this year. Considering his lack of reliability and the way he pitched last season, I don’t see him being missed. Open up the roster spot for the lefty reliever we need (though who fills it at this late date remains to be seen). As for Weaver, I have no problem with him. He’s been a handy person to have around in the past. But I don’t see where he fits in this year, with Padilla in the swingman spot and lots of other righties in the pen.

      • DodgerBlue4Life 4 years ago

        Yea I read Bellisario might not be back either which sucks cus if he could of got here on time and got back to his form he had the season before last he could of been a big peice of pen. I just think Weaver could help us out. Don’t really think we need him but can’t hurt…if he sucks don’t bring him up to the bigs and he will retire or ask to be released.

      • DodgerBlue4Life 4 years ago

        Yea I read Bellisario might not be back either which sucks cus if he could of got here on time and got back to his form he had the season before last he could of been a big peice of pen. I just think Weaver could help us out. Don’t really think we need him but can’t hurt…if he sucks don’t bring him up to the bigs and he will retire or ask to be released.

  7. Please don’t waste your time and money on Weaver anymore!

  8. Gumby65 4 years ago

    I say bring him back for a look, it can’t hurt; Weaver has been off-on, off-on his whole career so what the heck for a bounce-back? If it was Vero Beach he wouldn’t even go, but for a 6 hr drive from Simi (if he still lives there), why not? He can just drive right home as he said no more AAA time. WHAT IF he’s better than the other guys?

  9. neoncactus 4 years ago

    Doesn’t hurt, he’ll be on a minor league deal, if he doesn’t earn his way on the staff, he doesn’t stay. It’s good to have as many options for arms as possible, since the bullpen definitely needs to improve and it looks like Belistupido won’t be here this year.

  10. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    ’10 was his worst year as a dodger but I’m sure he still has a little fuel in the tank to bounce back. It’s not like he’ll be a setup man or closer. I don’t even see him being in the majors the entire season but inevitably we’ll need him.

  11. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    the name Jeff Weaver just makes me laugh. This is what I would imagine a conversation between his parents and the people his parents are introducing their kids to.
    “This here is our son Jered…and this is our other son, Jered’s brother”

    • thegrayrace 4 years ago

      Eh, come on. Jeff’s had a solid career. Not a star by any means, but he’s definitely contributed to the success of a few teams.

      Averaged 200+ IP for the Tigers and Yankees 2000-2002, with a 3.98 ERA and 1.273 WHIP. Then average 220+ IP for the Dodgers in 2004-2005, with a 4.11 ERA and 1.236 WHIP.

      I’m sure this joke could be much better applied to other brothers.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

      That is so lame. I’m sure the Weavers are ashamed of having two major league pitchers in the family.

  12. “Hey Jeff…if we sign you again, could you put in a good word for us with your brother?”

  13. vtadave 4 years ago

    I wonder how this would affect the Dodgers’ chances at landing Pujols?

  14. I remember when the Dodgers were an MLB team. A little further drive out and you can see a similar product in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernadino, or Lake Elsinore.

    • bleedblueking 4 years ago

      you have no idea what your taking about. so kemp, eithier, loney, kershaw, billinglsey, broxton, furcal, kuo, lilly, gurrier, and uribe all belong in the minor leagues? theres no question that the dodgers have not spent much in the free agent market the past few years and the owneship situation is an absolute mess, however, to say the product that the dodgers put on the field does not deserve the title of a legitimate MLB club is proposterous and ignorant.

  15. bleedblueking 4 years ago

    df

  16. LonnieShelton 4 years ago

    Jeff Weaver has had a solid career. He has a WS ring. He pitched well most of last year until he developed tendenitis in his knee. His ERA was very good until the injury. I say bring him back especially with Padilla out.

  17. LonnieShelton 4 years ago

    Jeff Weaver has had a solid career. He has a WS ring. He pitched well most of last year until he developed tendenitis in his knee. His ERA was very good until the injury. I say bring him back especially with Padilla out.

  18. Chris Masteller 4 years ago

    They still don’t have a quality 3rd basemen or lead off hitter…

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