Jeff Weaver rumors

DMZ · January 25, 2007 at 5:25 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Yes, they’re out there. If it happens, we’ll post analysis.

(got the upgrade done)

Length and size of the deal varies by source.
MSNBC’s AP article
Rosenthal’s got a story out there, supposedly.

And Arthur Rhodes got a minor league deal, which is a nice little move.


27 Responses to “Jeff Weaver rumors”

  1. JI on January 25th, 2007 9:44 pm

    Washburn, Batista, Weaver

    Bavasi’s successor should be up for a challenge.

  2. Bodhizefa on January 25th, 2007 10:04 pm

    What’s better is that they’re all likely to be locked in for at least ’08 and ’09. Yay!

    I will now light myself on fire alongside Bill Simmons for the 156th time.

  3. mark s. on January 25th, 2007 10:08 pm

    makes me long for Moyer to still be with the team…

  4. David J. Corcoran I on January 25th, 2007 10:19 pm

    who broke the site?

  5. David J. Corcoran I on January 25th, 2007 10:20 pm

    oh…wait. I was broken.

  6. IdahoInvader on January 25th, 2007 10:22 pm

    Well you’re at least “housebroken” right?

  7. revbill on January 25th, 2007 10:23 pm

    According to the Rosenthal article, it’s a one-year deal because Weaver “declined to pursue” a two-year contract. I guess he thinks he can raise his price tag even more, after going to the World Series, by playing for the Mariners for a year. I’m no agent, but it seems like he should just take the biggest contract he can, especially in a year where Gil Freakin’ Meche signed a $55 million contract.

  8. David J. Corcoran I on January 25th, 2007 10:24 pm

    In more ways than one…

  9. Mr. Egaas on January 25th, 2007 10:28 pm

    Well, he’s a “proven winner” with under-powering stuff, has fly ball tendencies, and has declining velocity. Sounds like a fit!

  10. jaysbaseballfan on January 25th, 2007 10:34 pm

    Hey his peripherals are still pretty good except for homeruns, which will be helped by Safeco.

  11. schneidler on January 25th, 2007 10:43 pm

    Didn’t USSM advocate signing him after he was waived last year (before St Louis got him)? Sooo…we could have had him for nearly nothing?

  12. Thom Jimsen on January 25th, 2007 11:21 pm

    The pitching version of Scott Spiezio and Rich Aurilia.

  13. cougs129 on January 25th, 2007 11:24 pm

    These are both very good moves in my move. Rhodes is a low risk move and he’s another lefty to throw in the bullpen thats a good move… Weaver I really like that move especially at a 1 year deal… None of our minor league pitchers I think were ready to come in and compete and level that Weaver can especially if he can stay focused like he was in the post-season that is a very good signing especially at 1 year… This rotation I think actually could be VERY VERY suprisingly good this year…

  14. DMZ on January 25th, 2007 11:26 pm

    … if they trade for Johan Santana and Roger Clemens signs here.

  15. pmccollum on January 25th, 2007 11:28 pm

    It’s tough to think that a one-year deal for Weaver is a bad idea. Baek/Woods at the #5 spot is cheap, but there’s no benefit to saving money for one year if it’s not going to be spent elsewhere or rolled over to the next season. Weaver’s got solid upside and isn’t a bad fit for Safeco… plus Baek/Woods will end up filling in for Ramirez when he gets hurt anyway.

  16. atait on January 25th, 2007 11:34 pm

    Weaver in a contract year or Baek/Woods?


    Is that a real question?

  17. DMZ on January 25th, 2007 11:47 pm


    Jeff Weaver’s weighted mean PECOTA: 2.3 BB/9, 5.2 K/9, 1.2 HR/9
    Baek: 2.7 BB/9, 5 K/9, 1.2 HR/9
    Woods: 3.4 BB/9, 5.6 K/9, 1.2 HR/9

  18. scareduck on January 26th, 2007 12:38 am

    I don’t know contract specifics, but I heard Jered speak tonight, and he said Jeff as a Mariner was a done deal.

  19. matthew on January 26th, 2007 1:08 am

    Hopefully “Done” equals the conversation with the Mariners ended without an agreement.

  20. Tom on January 26th, 2007 1:34 am

    Does anyone notice how this was posted hours ago and there isn’t any kind of outrage that is even close to breaking the server?

    Just a thought. . .

    All I can say is I just hope Weaver is the last bad contract Bavasi is allowed to give out as GM of this team.

    Having said that, look for the next bad and overpaid signing to happen right before spring training when we least expect it.

  21. Tom on January 26th, 2007 1:35 am

    Oh, and GO COUGS!!!

  22. Trev on January 26th, 2007 2:22 am

    Jeff Weaver’s weighted mean PECOTA: 2.3 BB/9, 5.2 K/9, 1.2 HR/9
    Baek: 2.7 BB/9, 5 K/9, 1.2 HR/9
    Woods: 3.4 BB/9, 5.6 K/9, 1.2 HR/9

    That’s Weaver in the NL @ St. Louis and Baek/Woods in Safeco in the AL?

    Ehh…he can stay as long as he doesn’t give Felix any bags to carry through security.

  23. Celadus on January 26th, 2007 2:41 am

    Weaver: depends on the price and the length of contract. He definitely has upside, particularly in relation to some of the other recent Mariner signings. Outside possibility is that the Mariners are actually signing the right Weaver (short term).

  24. bermanator on January 26th, 2007 5:25 am

    If it’s a one-year deal, it seems like a good risk for Seattle. No committment beyond this season, and he does OK in the first half of the year and Seattle falls out of the race anyway, he can be dealt for something of moderate value.

  25. BrianV on January 26th, 2007 6:47 am

    What does everyone think about Bavasi’s comments regarding zito? In today’s time’s he’s quotes as saying they offered 6/99, and that it was a special exemption from ownership. If they’d got him it would have been like “found money.”

  26. jprotzel on January 26th, 2007 6:49 am

    Here is a link to a Angels blog… the guy attended a dinner where Jered Weaver was the speaker and Weaver said his brother is now a Mariner.

  27. Steve Nelson on January 26th, 2007 7:31 am

    #15: [Weaver] isn’t a bad fit for Safeco

    Any pitcher with Weaver’s lefty-righty splits is less than a good fit in Safeco.

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