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Jerry_Manuel
09-06-2001, 10:59 PM
By Paul Sullivan
Tribune staff reporter
September 6, 2001 9:48 PM CDT
If some higher-ups in the White Sox organization have their way, the next time Jeff Weaver pitches in Comiskey Park, he'll be doing it wearing a Sox uniform.

Weaver pitched Detroit to a 6-2 victory over the Sox on a long, lazy Thursday afternoon at Comiskey, breaking what little momentum the Sox had heading into the crucial series in Cleveland.

The Sox are known to covet Weaver, the right-hander they drafted but let get away when they couldn't come to terms with him.

It will take plenty to pry away the Tigers' ace, but Detroit may begin shopping Weaver this winter. The Sox are one of the few teams with enough pitching prospects to deal for one of the league's best workhorses.

Weaver showed Thursday why he'll be one of the most wanted men at the winter meetings, allowing two runs on four hits in seven innings, improving to 11-14 with a 3.95 ERA.

"He's solid and he knows what to do," Detroit manager Phil Garner said. "His ball has great movement, so if he throws 90 m.p.h., he'll be good. That's what [Greg] Maddux does. When [Weaver] doesn't try to throw 100, he throws well."

Weaver's career record is 31-41, but he's pitched for some dreadful Tigers teams. He ranks third in the American League with 203 innings pitched.

Weaver looks as though he's about to touch his toes on his windup, a piece of deception that gives hitters one more thing to think about.

doublem23
09-06-2001, 11:17 PM
I'm sure Weaver will love coming to the Sox. Probably as much as that bastard Higginson.

LongDistanceFan
09-07-2001, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by doublem23
I'm sure Weaver will love coming to the Sox. Probably as much as that bastard Higginson. this guy could've been a sox already. Beyond that, only and if only we can roger cedeno involved. and i know roger is a ufa. but if the compensation issue is reworked who cares then.

ihatethecubs
09-07-2001, 01:06 AM
the sox drafted him they shouldve just kept him to begin with. how did we lose him?

Pete Ward
09-07-2001, 08:18 AM
Be carefull what you wish for with Cedeno. He has a very weak arm for a CF and has made 10 errors this year. He is fast! Mets and a few other teams want him bad.

If we are going to spend $$$, lets get Charles Johnson or Jason Kendall in here.

LongDistanceFan
09-07-2001, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by ihatethecubs
the sox drafted him they shouldve just kept him to begin with. how did we lose him? they didn't sign him and he went back into the draft.

Paulwny
09-07-2001, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by LongDistanceFan
they didn't sign him and he went back into the draft.

Was it the $$$ issue with JR again?

Randar68
09-07-2001, 09:16 AM
I'm sure Weaver will love coming to the Sox. Probably as much as that bastard Higginson

Well, Weaver likes the Sox about as much as he loves a triple bypass. There was considerable bad blood involved when the Sox failed to sign him out of the draft in 1996. He's always pitched well against the Sox, but it must just be his motivation. Not only does he hate the Sox, but his agent is Scott Bora$$. He'd be out the door first chance he'd get.

In addition to this, he is known to be a very bad seed in the clubhouse because of his atttude on the mound, whitnessed by his beanballs and the Mike Sweeney incident. It was recently reported that Bobby Higginson stuffed Weaver, forcibly, into a locker in the clubhouse because other players were pissed because, since in the AL the pitcher doesn't bat, it's his teammates who are being thrown at in retaliation....

Randar68
09-07-2001, 09:17 AM
Was it the $$$ issue with JR again?

You are correct, sir!