Rienzo Hit Around As Weaver Dazzles White Sox in Opener

For the third straight time out, White Sox starter Andre Rienzo was not sharp. But for the first time on the year, he was unable to keep his team in the ball game despite not having his best stuff. Rienzo Overmatched Andre lasted just 3.2 innings before giving way to long-reliever Scott Carroll and was hit all over the ballpark from the get-go. Kole Calhoun led off the Angels’...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Continuing the celebration of Joe Torre's ascention to The Hall: From the Book of Joe...THE STORY OF DAVID

Rejoice now in the story of the quirky giant, David Wells, who in the annum 2003 inked unto print his long-awaited memoirs, and whose quill etched dark secrets from the House of George. . According to the Book of David, his famous Game of Perfection five summers earlier, had been rendered while the called Boomer was healing from a night of grape gleanings and rank tomfoolery...
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

One of the blessings of a dead development system: We can't trade away the farm...(gulp)... right?

In theory, we have nothing to fear. Brian Cashman may belly up to the craps table this winter, but he has no chips to deal. Our farm system is so barren that he cannot pull off a decade-killing trade for a David Price or James Shields. Right?He can't trade for a Javier Vasquez, a Jeff Weaver, a Michael Pineda, or even a Jonathan Albaldejo. Right? Let's hope. The truth is...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

PFT Commenter Grades Your Pets And Biceps

Its a dog.Yesterday I gave out my midseason grades to the AFC East, and some of you asked me if I could grade some other stuff too. Well funny you should ask yes I can.I put out the call for folks to send me pictures of your a) bicep or b) pet and i would issue them letter grades like your my students and you guys responded big time. Lets get one thing out of the way first,, Im not...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver Borrows Page From Brother Jeff As Yankees Win Again

I have to admit that I was worried about whether or not the Yankees could, again, put up strong offensive numbers against the Angels last night. After all, Jered Weaver was on the mound for LA and he has always been tough against New York.However, the old saying, "you can't predict baseball" was perfectly demonstrated last night, as Weaver had nothing. He allowed nine...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels 5, Cardinals 1

Jered Weaver earned his second win of an injury-plagued season with help from a five-run second inning, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory over St. Louis in the Cardinals' first game at Angel Stadium. St. Louis was the only National League club that had never played at the ''Big A,'' having...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

So, I owe Jeff Weaver an apology…

Jeff Weaver is not pleased with my cheap shot, and appears to be plotting my demise. Sorry Jeff. Let me try to redeem myself a little here. (Image source: All right, I admit it.  The other day I took a cheap shot at former Dodger pitcher Jeff Weaver on my blog about the Aaron Harang trade.  I talked about how...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Aces wild on the second Sunday

Baseballs must’ve looked like this to some of the game’s best pitchers last Sunday. If you had bet that the majority of aces would bust last Sunday, you’d be very rich right now. To wit: Cole Hamels – Phillies – 5 2/3 innings vs. Kansas City Royals, 8 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts. After two starts, Hamels is 0-2 with an ERA of 10.79 R.A. Dickey – Blue...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 MLB Top 10 Starting Pitchers

With the 2013 baseball season less than two weeks away, Reading Between The Seams continues listing the top 10 players in Major League Baseball, position-by-position. In this article we discuss the top 10 starting pitchers. Our list has been debated by members of our staff in hopes to provide detailed information for your fantasy baseball drafts. Take a look, and tell us how you...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Camaraderie regardless of (insert slight difference here)

Once upon a time (we’ll say early-1990s), I was in middle school.  The President was Bill Clinton, and that was about when the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for military personnel was implemented.  That policy was recently abolished by the Obama administration, but back then, even as an adolescent, I thought it was unfair.  Why does it matter who that particular soldier...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver would accept gay teammate; Robert Fick would be uncomfortable

Former MLB All-Stars — and yes, we say that lightly — Robert Fick and Dmitri Young have a new video podcast. They debuted their show on Tuesday, which was before San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver’s homophobic remarks were publicized. The Southern California natives were joined by brothers Jered and Jeff Weaver (also from SoCal) for the show. Jeff, Robert, and Dmitri were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera comes home

Somewhere out there, in a Yankiverse far far away - actually, a happier one - we never traded Juan Rivera.The fulcrum point to this Yankiverse is balanced on an event nine years ago: Dec. 16, 2003.  On the day before, Rivera is a highly regarded OF prospect - once ranked No. 1 in the organization by Baseball America - who missed much of the previous season after getting hurt while...
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians 9 Angels 5: Offense Explodes Through The Rain Drops

Baseball is such an amazing game. As I wrote yesterday, the beauty of the game is that there is no need to dwell on a loss because another game will be there before you know it. Last night at Progressive Field, 24 hours after looking like a they were attempting to hit a golf ball from Jeff Weaver, the Indians offense veered back into the Baltimore series mode and knocked around Angels...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Weaver savors moments following no-no

ANAHEIM, Calif. Jered Weaver didnt stop celebrating until 3:30 in the morning. But several hours later, as he sat in the dugout reliving Wednesday nights no-hitter, he still wasnt ready for a good nights sleep. Im still a little bit pumped up, he said. I wish I could go back out there again tonight, but my arm wouldnt let me. Weaver and arm deserve a few nights off. His 121-pitch...
Via Fox Sports West
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tribe Weekend Wrapup: Progressive Field Magic, Starting Pitching, and The Sun

It was another odd weekend of baseball down at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. In case you hadn’t heard (and judging by the attendance, you haven’t – ha ha) the Indians offense has just a tad bit of trouble scoring these days. This weekend was no exception. It certainly didn’t help matters when the Los Angeles Angels sent Jeff Weaver, Dan Haren, and Ervin Santana out...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Nancy Bea Hefley Provides the Soundtrack to the Dodgers Season

In honor of Dodger Stadium organist Nancy Bea Hefley’s 25th anniversary (she’s throwing out the first pitch tonight!), I’m re-posting my article on the evening I spent with Nancy in 2010. Sweet, witty and a diehard Dodgers fan, she’s a true treasure of the Dodger organization.  Happy anniversary, Nancy! For Dodgers organist Nancy Bea Hefley, it all comes down to family –...
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Forecast: Angels

Author: Andrew SwansonDespite having perhaps the most bizarre name in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim are primed for another playoff push in 2011. Owner Artie Moreno and the Angels front office were active this off-season, adding veteran Vernon Wells to play outfield alongside Torii Hunter and second year player Peter Bourjos. With the powerful switch hitting...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Royals Need A Rival

Just over 30 years ago the Kansas City Royals were embroiled in one of the best rivalries in baseball with the hated Yankees. It had everything a great rivalry needs; success on both sides, regular and postseason match ups, incredible stories, fights, and most importantly a general disdain for the other team. The Yankees got the better of the Royals during the rivalry, but you could...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Are The New Philadelphia Eagles Of The MLB

As seen with the Philadelphia Eagles, having the label as a “dream team” is not always as good as it may seem. With the Angels recent acquisitions of Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson, they are working their way towards that label. They already have a strong foundation of players and an above average manager in Mike Scioscia. Adding arguably the best hitter in the game and a solid...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
December 18, 2011  |  Discuss

AL Cy Young in the bag for Tigers' Verlander

If you had to point to one game that separated Justin Verlander from the rest of the American League Cy Young contenders, look no further than July 31. That day, Verlander squared off against Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver, younger brother of former Tigers' first-round draft pick Jeff Weaver. Weaver came into the game with a better ERA than Verlander, and the two were...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

AL Cy Young in the bag for Tigers' Verlander

If you had to point to one game that separated Justin Verlander from the rest of the American League Cy Young contenders, look no further than July 31. That day, Verlander squared off against Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver, younger brother of former Tigers' first-round draft pick Jeff Weaver. Weaver came into the game with a better ERA than Verlander, and the two were...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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