Some felt Jeff Weaver would be a good short term fit for the Reds, but ESPN is reporting he signed a one year deal with the Angels.

No financial details were mentioned.

7 Responses

  1. Briank

    I thought I heard a quote from Krivsky that they weren’t interested in Weaver because of the money and because they would lose a second round pick in the draft.

    I think the latter is probably the more important reason the club did not persue him aggresively if, in fact, they did not.

    Could someone explain why they would have lost the draft choice if they know.

  2. Mark Hindenach

    Weaver signing with the REDS would have been a huge mistake! He would make Milton’s gopher ball ratio look miniscule in Great American Smallpark. He’s a big flyball pitcher, and the Reds need groundball pitchers in this bandbox.

  3. Chad

    Good. I want some quality pitching in Cincinnati as much as anyone, but Weaver was clearly not the answer.

  4. Ken

    At $8 million, he’d probably be too expensive, but I think for one year Weaver would’ve been worth a gamble. His career ground/fly ratio almost doubles Milton’s (1.18 vs. 0.60) (and better than Dave Williams’ – 1.05). He did give up a lot of HRs last year, but he hadn’t given up more than 20 since 2000. Wasn’t Casey set to make $8+ million? I’d have rather seen the team plow that money into Weaver rather than the sum of this offseason’s questionable additions.

  5. Mark Hindenach

    If anybody really thinks spending $10mill on WEAVER would have been a great move, I disagree 100%! Whomever we plug into the #5 pitching slot, will have an ERA of 5.00 with approx 8-10 wins, WEAVER included. Only the Santana, Clemens, elite pitchers merit a contract of $10 mill per year…I’d much rather see them spend $10mill on some bullpen help, a decent #2 or #3 starter etc.

  6. Ken

    The reality is that in today’s market, $8-10 million does not get you a star SP. Only a decent one, like Weaver. Look at Washburn’s deal – $37.5/4yrs, and there are others like it (e.g. Loazia). The demand for 200 IPs at an above-average ERA dictates that.

  7. Mark Hindenach

    Ok, plug Weaver into the #2 spot and he’s still a 5.08 ERA 10-10 pitcher. Let’s face it, it’s going to be real tough ever getting a top-notch pitcher to pitch in Great American Smallpark. If the REDS had really signed him, I would request season tickets in right field front row so I could sell my nightly Homerun balls on ebay the next day. This team would not be a contender with the Weaver signing, although they could flirt with .500 this year…