Angels fans had better prepare themselves for some bad news. Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon is returning from the disabled list soon which means that Weaver is going to be out of the rotation.
That should be good news. But the only problem is that it is going to be the wrong Weaver. Despite going 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his first three starts, look for Jered Weaver to be the odd man out of the pitching carousel.
Unless of course Kelvin Escobar gets a hangnail or something.
You would love to give the Angels the benefit of the doubt in this situation, but their recent history in personnel moves has not been inspiring. This is the same club that let Troy Glaus, who just recently crushed like this 60th home run of the season, leave via free agency. This is the same club that kept Casey Kotchman and Jeff Mathis in the majors, and Mike Napoli and Kendry Morales to AAA.
And of course, this is the same club that signed Jeff Weaver to begin with. So while common sense says that it will be Jeff Weaver who is the odd man out—Angels fans know better.