I believe this is what Homer Simpson calls "harshing a buzz":
"Got to hand it to Jeff Weaver. He's the first to admit how bad he's been. But he's not looking for any rehabilitation starts in the minors. He threw 70 pitches in a simulated game today, no one in the bleachers got hit by any line drives and the picher later declared that he's ready to take on another starting assignment. Weaver is going to be an issue for this team in coming weeks. He's being paid $8.3 million to pitch here and right now, there is no room for him in the rotation -- assuming Horacio Ramirez isn't seriously hurt."Seriously -- with all the good vibes surrounding this team right now, do we really have to contemplate Jeff Weaver's potential return to the rotation?
For what it's worth, Baker says Mike Hargrove wants Weaver to make a couple of rehab starts in the minors, ostensibly to buy himself some time to sort out the rotation. My guess is that Hargrove and the organization win out on this one.
Just watched Kenji Johjima hit into a bases-loaded, inning-ending DP. It hurts, but I don't think it'll be the last opportunity the M's have to score runs tonight.
I'll be watching Ryan Feierabend closely tonight. Might be a little much to hope for 6 innings out of the lad, but that's what I'm shooting for. I think he's got it in him. Just struck out the first guy on a pretty nice change-up. We'll see if he gets away with being off the plate all night. My guess is no -- he's going to have to come in a time or two.