As I watch the baseball world fall all over themselves to anoint Justin Verlander as 2011's Pitching Jesus, I can't help but wonder what happened to Jered Weaver. Back before that fateful July day in Detroit when Weaver got into a "who showed up who" fracas with the Tigers, the Cy Young race was neck-and-neck between Weaver and Verlander, now Jered may not even finish second in the voting. He got his big extension but has also seen his performance fall off to the point where some have even wondered if his arm might be overworked.
Fret not, Angel fans. There is nothing wrong with Jered Weaver. He isn't hurt. He isn't feeling the pressure. Heck, he isn't even slumping. He's just regressing.