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Definition of multi-year splits
|2016-09-23 12:30:00 (link to chat)||What's the O/U for future Jered Weaver MLB innings?
Additionally, who throws more MLB IP the next five years: Jered Weaver, Johan Santana, or Lucas Harrell?|
(Lion from Wherever astronauts are)
|Oh man, I was just thinking the other day about one of my very first BP pieces, which considered who would get more innings over the next five years, Scott Kazmir (out of baseball entirely at the time), Jamie Moyer (46 or so and recovering from TJ) and Mark Prior (pitching well in Double-A). I thought about redoing it but couldn't decide on the three pitchers to debate. This isn't quite right, but Weaver's a good starting point.
Most likely number is 0, at maybe 20 percent; but the over/under I'd set is probably 145. (Sam Miller)
|2016-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Why did a Scott Boras client leave so much money on the table? |
(Lyin Ted from Texas)
|I spent about three and a half hours with Boras for an ESPN piece this winter. It was an odd conversation, because I went there to try to convince him that the sport has grown cynical and teams can't be trusted with players anymore, and he was the idealist arguing that in fact teams do do right by their players, usually. The point he kept repeating was that a team that treats its players right, and that doesn't harm their careers for the sake of the team or the bottom line, will be rewarded by players who want to play for them. He pointed to the Strasburg/2012 playoffs situation, and then to Max Scherzer signing with them, and drew a dotted line between those... suggesting that they're not unrelated. I'm sure he would say the same about the Strasburg extension, only maybe with a solid line, not dotted.
Long answer short: Strasburg still got life-changing money, he knows how much risk he was willing to bear, he envisioned this contract and it made him happy, and oh by the way sometimes "money left on the table" extensions turn into Jered Weaver. (Sam Miller)
|2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Star pitcher most likely to begin his regression stage next year?|
(Zod from Phantom Zone)
|You mean like Verlander this year? I hate to bet against players, or seem like I'm wishing ill on them, but I'm in constant worry over the workload on Felix Hernandez's arm. He's certainly adapted well to the gradual decline in his velocity, so hopefully he'll have a strong second act a la Jered Weaver, rather than burning out. (Cory Schwartz)|
|2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Question about pitching mechanics then: should a pitcher's stride be in a straight line toward home plate (i.e. angle between the rubber and imaginary line between the pitcher's toes is 90 degrees) or is that not a big deal as long as he repeats it? Specifically, I'm thinking of someone like Jered Weaver who steps toward the 3rd base side and then has to throw back across his body. Is it a personal preference thing?|
(Brendan from Indy)
|Yes and no... complicated to explain in a chat. I need to use pictures. Shoot me an email. Good question and I have an answer but it's hard to convey here. (Ryan Parker)|
|2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What can I expect from Jered Weaver and his intimidating fastball?|
(ng from nyc)
|Inconsistency. His margin for error is paper-thin which will lead to a few bomb-outs. I think we'll see something in the mid-to-high 3.00s. Still quite useful, just going to be tougher to get that sub-3.00 excellence with the occasional 5 ER dud mixed in (Paul Sporer)|
|2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Can Jered Weaver be successful with an average FB velocity around 86?|
(margo from fenway)
|He has figured it out so far, and his favorable home-team combination of a park that favors flyball pitchers and a fly-catching outfield (plus a delivery that creates a release point which works in concert with Pride Rock in the background) has done him a lot of favors. I have my doubts, but Weaver has been trumping doubters for years. (Doug Thorburn)|
|2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The advice I'm reading lately says not to draft Jered Weaver until the late rounds. Do you agree?|
(Alex from Anaheim)
|I do. It's more because he's been passed as opposed to real failings of his. He has great ratios, but he doesn't have the strikeouts to stack up with the aces or even the twos. (Paul Sporer)|
|2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Angels rotation: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Hector Santiago, Tyler Skaggs
Any strong opinions as either Buy/Sell for 2014?|
(Robert from California)
No, not particularly. A lot depends on your league. Weaver's declining strikeout rates make him a sell if people still value him like the pitcher he was 3-4 years ago, but everyone else is probably valued appropriately. I think Skaggs might be overvalued if people see him as the prospect he was a few years ago. Richards could sneak in cheap, but I'd like to see more refinement of his secondary stuff (not only the pitches but the sequencing) before buying in on him. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)||I am an Angel fan and a fantasy player. I was wondering about Jered Weaver's ability to stay healthy in 2014 and continue to induce weak contact with his deceptive motion. Or is this when he was to start to changing his delivery to compensate for aging body. I can only hope his pitch sequence and command will carry him.
The same goes for Cueto. Are they going to change his delivery to help keep him healthy?|
(allangustafson from San Diego )
|Weaver has some injury precursors in his delivery, notably the heavy spine-tilt near release point, an element which could be accelerating the deterioration of his velocity. This makes him a big risk going forward, but suggesting a major change at this stage of his career could be detrimental to his performance. I think the Angels just have to roll the dice and hope not to crap out. I think that Cueto's issues have more to do with physical fragility than mechanical inefficiency, as his delivery is relatively sound (though unorthodox).
On the jukebox: Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsy's, "Them Changes" (Doug Thorburn)
|2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)||What is ur feeling on Tillman? First start was bad, but a step forward was expected. Wait & see, or don't start again until he shows something.
Lost Weaver, any other low end starters to help out in a deep league.|
(Donald Loria from Milwaukee)
|Like a lot of the BP staff, I was high on Chris Tillman coming into this year. He was limited in Spring Training and then went on the DL due to an abdominal injury. There's probably some rust here. If Tillman's available in your deep league and you need to replace Jered Weaver, he's probably going to be one of your better choices. (Mike Gianella)|
|2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The Blue Jays are 3-5, the Angels are 2-6. Obviously too soon to panic, or even care that much. Having lived through last year's Red Sox, though, what day is the first day that it is appropriate to panic? |
(Marshall from Crenshaw)
|Months unless there is a reason to expect a downturn in performance. For example, the Angels just lost their best starting pitcher, Jered Weaver, to a broken elbow (ouch!) so their starters all move up a rung. Essentially Garrett Richards will get Weaver's innings. Over a small sample (the Angels hope) that might not be a huge problem, but it's a reason for concern.
The Blue Jays just haven't played all that well, by which I mean they haven't pitched that well. It's possible they never will, but I'd bet they'll end the season with better than a 5.09 team ERA. (Matthew Kory)
|2012-08-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||pwned by Rich Lederer
(mike from bkk)
|Hey! Kevin Goldstein is chatting! Here's a link from an article six years ago when he was wrong about Jered Weaver! Hah! That will show him! My day is now complete! (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||You're the new Angels GM. 2012 is coming, and all signs seem to point that Jered Weaver is going to go to free agency after that season, assuming the Mayans weren't right about the world ending.
A) maximum offer to Weaver in hopes of signing an extension with the Angels.
B) maximum offer to Weaver if he goes on the FA market
C) If you believe your max offers won't get the job done, do you trade him before July 31, 2012?|
(WestCoastMets from Los Angeles, CA)
|The Angels had the perfect opportunity to lock up Weaver last season, at the industry-approved 5 years, $75 million that Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander re-upped for. Instead, they took him to arbitration over $1 million after giving him what was probably an unreasonably low offer. I don't think there's a great chance they sign him after 2012, and I doubt they'll have a particularly constructive negotiation with him this off-season.
I'm not sure I'd trade him before he hits free agency, though. The Angels have a mini-window in 2012 before pretty much their entire team hits free agency, and if I rebuild I probably do it after that. (Sam Miller)
|2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Are you a Jered Weaver believer?|
(John from Anaheim)
|This kind of reminds me of Greinke, except with far less hype. His strikeouts jumped up, but they could fall back down, and he would still be great, he just wouldn't be elite. I like him quite a bit, I'm just not jumping up and down. (Marc Normandin)|
|2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Please fill in the blank.
This is the best NL Rookie Class since ________ (blank).
(Bobby from New York)
|Are we going strictly by league? Because the 2007 class had Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Hamilton among hitters, Tim Lincecum and Joakim Soria among pitchers. 2006 had Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Josh Johnson, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon (who used to not suck), Jonathan Broxton (ditto)...
There's a lot to be excited about with this year's rookie class (Posey, Heyward, Santana, Stanton) but I'm in no rush to appoint them the best class of the past five years until I see much more. (Jay Jaffe)
|2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hardest player name for you to spell?|
(dianagramr from NYC)
|I can spell Doug Mientkiewicz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia with the best of them, and I know my Derrek Lee, my Derrick Turnbow and my Derek Jeter, to say nothing of my Jarrod Washburn and my Jered Weaver and my Jaret Wright. I was a spelling bee champ in sixth grade, and also finished second in fourth and third in fifth.
The one that gets me is Mark Teahen. I ALWAYS spell it Teahan, and right now I just had to look again to see that I got it correct. (Jay Jaffe)
|2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Looking for all the help I can get, who should I keep in a non strikeout fantasy league, Jered Weaver or Ryan Dempster? Also, what's your best guess for how Andy LaRoche does this year? Thanks!|
(Adam from Rochester)
|Jered Weaver, definitely. LaRoche will be better, I'll say .270-15-65. (John Perrotto)|
|2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Jered Weaver an ace in the making?|
(stewbies from rochester)
|I don't think he keeps the ball in the park enough for someone with his strikeout rates, but he's definitely a 1A kind of guy if nothing else. He'll certainly do for a rotation topper, but I'm not sure he fits into that "ace" category. (Marc Normandin)|
|2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Regarding this Strausberg kid, we get it. He's the best ever. But when I think of highly touted pre-draft 'best ever pitchers', guys like Dwight Gooden, Mark Prior and Kerry Wood spring to mind more often then not (not to mention the Ben McDonalds of the world). Am I thinking too much glass-half-empty? Why is Strausberg going to be different?|
(Kubali Khan from Mongolia)
|Followup: the Big Papi question is just begging for a Goldman treatment.
He hasn't failed yet. I'm not the guy to argue with about this. As much as I think the draft is incredibly unfair to players, there are no guarantees, and we know that even the successes in the category of "college stud starter," like Jered Weaver, often are less than superstars. You can look just in very recent years and see a Prior and question the hype. It's a fair point. (Joe Sheehan)
|2009-01-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jered Weaver struck out 64 batters over his last 60 innings... a meaningless sample or perhaps a sign he could end up improving in 2009?|
(Seth from LA)
|I put a lot of stock into strikeout rates and velocity, and it isn't like Weaver has serious issues handing out free passes. I would consider him more highly than you did prior to those last 60 innings, but still be cautious about going overboard. He certainly needed that help, considering the awful things that happened to his strikeout rate before it rebounded. (Marc Normandin)|
|2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)||How good is "Strat-o-matic"? Is he the best pitcher in college now already?|
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
|I think Jake meant to write "Stras-o-matic", talking about Steven Strasburg. Yes, he's very certainly the best pitcher in college baseball right now, and it's not really as close as people would like to believe. If he was in this draft, your Rays would be drafting him, without question. I hope Mr. Gwynn watches his pitch counts here a bit as the Aztecs season comes to an end, but yeah, he's the best college pitcher since Jered Weaver. (Bryan Smith)|
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