Weathers would like to close in '08
David Weathers would like to come back next year in the same role he was in this year: Closer.
“(But) I'd like to,” Weathers said. “As the year went on, I learned to roll with it better. I learned what I had to do to be more successful that I’ve been in the past.”
Weather, 38, has a career-high 30 saves and a 3.47 ERA. Opponents were hitting .226 off him. He's blown five saves chances – the same number as Trevor Hoffman and one more than Billy Wagner. That’s not bad for Weathers, who got the job by default.
“When I look around the league, even at the top-notch guys have three, four, five blown saves,” he said. “It’s a hard job, a lot of pressure.”
Weathers has 11 saves in which he’s gone more than one inning. Only J.J. Putz of Seattle has as many.
Weathers isn't the type to make demands. He knows the Reds may well look at other closers.
"But I give them another option," he said.