Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dream Weaver

The Brewers have apparently signed starting pitcher Jeff Weaver. This is a bit of a head-scratcher. He obviously(?) won't take Sheets', Suppan's or Gallardo's spot in the rotation. There are already three pitchers in the other two spots who seem every bit as good.

This is probably nothing more than an insurance policy. Remember, we still have Ben Sheets. If you look at the staff without him in there, then all of the sudden having Jeff Weaver looks pretty good.

UPDATE: According to MLB.com, the St. Louis Cardinals were interested in Weaver this spring. I wonder if that played a role in why the Brewers signed him - keep him away from the competition.

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