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After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:45 am
Edited on: August 7, 2011 1:28 pm
 
Jered WeaverBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Not only did Jered Weaver drop his appeal of his six-game suspension on Saturday, he also got in a jab at Tigers' second baseman Carlos Guillen in doing so.

After announcing he'd dropped his appeal, the Angels' right-hander was asked why he didn't wait until next year to retaliate against Guillen, Weaver told reporters, including Sam Miller of the Orange County Register: "Is he going to have a job next year?"

Carlos GuillenAnd while it sounds harsh, it's a valid question. Guillen, 35, has played in just 18 games this season and just 167 in the last three seasons after back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2007 and 2008. Guillen is hitting .215/.243/.354 with two homers and 11 RBI in 18 games and 70 plate appearances this season. He spent the first half of the season on the disabled list recovering from micro fracture surgery he had last September. Guillen is in the final year of a four-year, $48 million contract.

As for dropping the appeal, Weaver and the Angels are taking advantage of their off day on Monday, allowing the team to keep their rotation on regular rest by just skipping Weaver in the rotation and letting him start a couple of days later after his suspension is served. While appealing the suspension, Weaver was able to pitch on Friday, earning a no-decision after throwing nine shutout innings against the Mariners in a 10-inning 1-0 Angels victory.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:51 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:59 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:09 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

I think everybody that knows baseball knew the next batter was going to get thrown at.  That's just baseball.

I've been watching the game for three decades and played it for two and thats the logic that I don't understand.  Weaver, at the time, cost himself two starts with his b.s. move.  Why throw at Avila, what is the point?  He got himself thrown out of a game that was still close (3-0 at the time) and he risked losing two starts.  That may be old school wisdom, but it's just seems stupid and selfish.  It's not sticking up for your teammates, it's losing your cool to a guy who might not even be in baseball next year getting a lucky homer off of you.  Suck it up, strike out the side and finish the inning like a man. 

If the Angels lose out on a playoff spot because Weaver couldnt make his next start and his replaced loses, will it be so damn wise?   



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:51 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

Weaver didn't talk to the umpire at all, he was too busy yelling at Guillen's grandstanding behind.  The umpire handled the situation like it should have been handled.  He warned both benches, and then Weaver thru over the head of Avila.  Automatic ejection.  Plus, it was a hot miserable day in Detroit for that game.  I applaud the ump's decision making.  I think everybody that knows baseball knew the next batter was going to get thrown at.  That's just baseball.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:49 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

Holy smoke. Only in the alternate universe of professional sports would someone say something as boneheaded as this.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:46 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

All of you who have posted negative things on both players are high.  Guillen didn't need to showboat and Weaver needed to show restraint.  Both did not display what players are supposed to do.  I think the whole thing is hilarious....


And those who said Guillen, at 35, is a average player, and that Weaver at 35 will be better, are high too.  Weaver can be a flop when he's 30.  You don't know the future, so quit predicting it.  Guillen may be an average player.  But plenty of those have World Series rings too.  



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:42 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

Message to Guillen, act like you've hit a home run before and you expect to again, poses like that should be reserved for a blast that wins the World Series.
He doesn't hit too many anymore, so I guess he felt he needed to live it up just in case.  



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:40 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

I am a Tigers fan, but Weaver hopefully has a point.  Hopefully we can dump Guillen (you know Dombrowski will find a way to overpay him and keep him) and find a real 2b somewhere. 

And Weaver is a tool, just like his brother was.  If he was as bad ass he thinks he is, he should have charged him instead of throwing at Avila.   And I think it is interesting that he appealed long enough to pitch against the historically awful Mariners offense and then took the suspension so he would miss his start against the jugernaut Yanks offense.  I'm sure if they headed out to Boston next, he might ask for more games.  

Real team player there.  



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:38 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

The only reason this is even an issue is because Jered Weaver made a mistake by talking to an umpire after the bush league pose by Guillen after the home run.  Baseball has always been one of the most self policed sports anywhere.  Nobody would be saying anything and Weaver wouldn't miss one game if he had kept his mouth shut, the pressure would have been on Verlander to retaliate and have his teammates backs and we'll all have to wonder what he would have done.  Message to Guillen, act like you've hit a home run before and you expect to again, poses like that should be reserved for a blast that wins the World Series.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 5:48 pm
 

After dropping appeal, Weavers fires at Guillen

Jaywalker's an ass, Weaver's an ass.  If Jared Weaver and Tate Forcier had a baby, it would be an ass.


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