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JimEdmonds15
07-05-2006, 10:25 PM
To Angels:
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Terry Evans:
A Palm Beach: 60 G, 43 R, 15 HR, 45 RBI, 10 2B, 1 3B, 21/22 SB, .373 OBP, .550 Slg, .311 AVG
AA Springfield: 21 G, 13 R, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 4 2B, 0 3B, 5/6 SB, .369 OBP, .640 SLG, .307 AVG

To Cards:
http://anaheim.angels.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_213711.jpg
Jeff Weaver:
3-10 6.29 ERA, 88.2 IP, 16 GS, 18 HR, 21 BB, 62 K
& Cash Considerations

Eh.. why not.. dont really care.. needed some help.. dont know if he'll give it to us but Evans held no spot on any Cardinals team for us IMO. OTOH - Not thrilled but maybe it'll light a fire under the team!

Expected to join team in Houston!

chaerulez
07-05-2006, 10:26 PM
Jeff Weaver is terrible, but he'll at least look better pitching against a weaker NL.

JimEdmonds15
07-05-2006, 10:31 PM
And he should fit in perfect with HR's allowed.. a stat known by Cards pitchers this year :D:

getonbckthr
07-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Looks like the Cards gave a nice player for a pathetic Weaver.

ondafarm
07-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Looks like the Cards gave a nice player for a pathetic Weaver.

Agree on Weaver, but the kid they gave up for him has a long way to go before he'll be in the majors. Good prospect but I could name 100 who did well at AA but never made it to the bigs.

JimEdmonds15
07-05-2006, 10:56 PM
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07/05/2006 10:23 PM ET
Cardinals acquire RHP Jeff Weaver from Angels
Redbirds send Minor Leaguer Terry Evans to the Halos

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ST. LOUIS, MO., July 5, 2006 -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced early this evening that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeff Weaver and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for minor league outfielder Terry Evans. Weaver is expected to join the Cardinals roster this coming weekend in Houston.

Weaver, who will turn 30 in August, was designated for assignment by the Angels last week after going 3-10 with a 6.29 ERA in 16 games. Weaver worked into the 6th inning in 12 of his 16 starts for the Angels this year while compiling 88.2 IP with 62 strikeouts. He made his final start for the Angels on June 27.

The 6-5, 200-pound former number one draft choice (Detroit-1998) has compiled a career mark of 81-97 with a 4.55 ERA in 1484.2 innings pitched. He is just one strikeout shy of 1,000 for his career.

"We feel that Weaver is someone who can come in and lend immediate help and depth to our rotation," said Cardinals' Senior Vice President/General Manager Walt Jocketty. "Tony, (La Russa) and Dave Duncan have studied plenty of video from his starts, and feel that Jeff is still a very capable pitcher."

[Press Release] (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060705&content_id=1541684&vkey=pr_stl&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl)

DSpivack
07-05-2006, 10:59 PM
A 24-year old in AA doesn't sound like a great prospect to me. Weaver moving back to the NL, he could be decent enough. Cards have had some pitching woes, no?

JimEdmonds15
07-05-2006, 11:05 PM
A 24-year old in AA doesn't sound like a great prospect to me. Weaver moving back to the NL, he could be decent enough. Cards have had some pitching woes, no?

Oh yeah.. big time pitching woes!

QCIASOXFAN
07-05-2006, 11:09 PM
Times are rough in Card country these days.

JimEdmonds15
07-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Ponson DFA (http://yourenotagolfer.mlblogs.com/obviously_youre_not_a_gol/2006/07/ponson_dfa.html)

The other shoe, in the form of Sidney Ponson, dropped today. Jeff Weaver arrived in the clubhouse this afternoon, and by MLB rules he had to be activated once he arrived. That meant a move was required.

The move, as many people expected, was that Sidney Ponson was designated for assignment -- the same thing that happened to Weaver with the Angels. The Cards now have 10 days to trade Ponson, release him or send him outright to the Minor Leagues. He'd have to accept being outrighted, which is extremely unlikely.

Weaver will throw a bullpen today. He'll probably throw a simulated game or perhaps a bullpen on Sunday, and get a start after the break.

-M.

Posted by Matthew Leach on Friday, 07 July 2006 at 05:14 PM