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Should you draft Jered Weaver in 2013? mage courtesy of Keith Allison.
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Saber-skeptics (as well as fans who don the Angels “A”) might not like what I’m about to say – let someone else draft Jered Weaver this year.
Last season Weaver spun 220 spectacular innings, fooling opponents to the tune of a 2.81 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and .213 opponents’ batting average all while racking up 17 wins for the Angels. It was his second straight sub-3.00 ERA season and his third straight year with a WHIP of 1.07 or better. While those superficial stats are undoubtedly impressive, the more enlightened among us see troublesome trends that could signal Weaver’s impending fall from the ranks of the elite.
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Here's a running list of recent Minor League deals around the Major Leagues:
– Left handed pitcher Scott Kazmir agreed to a Minor League deal with the Cleveland Indians according to Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer. The deal includes an invitation for Spring Training. Kazmir is looking to resurrect his career after a solid winter season in Puerto Rico where he went 0-2 with...
As was rumored last month, the Indians have inked a deal with lefty Scott Kazmir to a minor league deal, as was reported by Paul Hoynes tonight.
Kazmir, set to turn 29 years old in January, hasn’t pitched regularly in the big leagues since going 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA for Anaheim in 2010. A former first-round draft pick and promising start for Tampa Bay earlier last decade, his career...
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