Weaver Remains Open To Long-Term Deal

Jered Weaver told Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that he remains open to extension talks with the Angels, who beat him in arbitration last week. The Halos didn’t make progress on a deal with agent Scott Boras, but the sides could pick up talks after the season.

"From my understanding, it didn't go anywhere," Weaver said. "I'm open to it. I would love to play with the Angels for a long time, and if we can get something done, we will. But I don't want it hanging over my head through the season."

Weaver made $4.625MM last year, when he led the majors in strikeouts. He will earn $7.365MM in 2011, instead of the $8.8MM salary he asked for and won’t hit free agency until after 2012. Arbitration hearings can create or amplify tension between teams and players, but Weaver says he has a “thick skin” and that the Angels weren’t too harsh during the hearing.

"It was kind of fun," Weaver said. "It wasn't like sitting in math class where I wasn't paying attention. It was interesting … You wish you didn't have to do it, but this game has become very business-oriented."

Weaver, 28, posted a 3.01 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 224 1/3 innings last year, making the All-Star team and finishing fifth in Cy Young balloting.


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17 Comments on "Weaver Remains Open To Long-Term Deal"


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4 years 4 months ago

Jered, Dude! Your agent LIVES to bring his clients to the free agent market, where he can stage a bidding war. He’s got one of the best young starting pitchers in the game with you, so he’s not gonna lock you up with the Angels before he bangs all the bids off each other. But if your team is in third place wallowing around .500 in late July, better keep the samsonite luggage handy.

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Jonathan Stone
4 years 4 months ago

he doesn’t become a free agent untial after 2012, so I think he can keep his clothes in the closet for another year at least.

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4 years 2 months ago

Boras works for Weaver. Boras does what Weaver wants. If Weaver wants an extension with the Angels, Weaver will sign an extension with the Angels. The Process works like this. Angels and Boras negotiate. Boras tells Weaver Angels offer. Boras advises Weaver to take or not take deal. Weaver can take deal or not take deal. Boras can advise him to not take it but he can still take it. Cite Gonzalez 7 yr 80 mil extension. Boras is in the best interests of his player. period.

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stl_cards16
4 years 4 months ago

Bring on the “Who does Jered Weaver think he is saying he doesn’t want to negotiate in the season, what a cocky jerk”

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4 years 4 months ago

“Kind of fun” having the team you give you all to telling you you’re not worth market value? Interesting.

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4 years 4 months ago

The Angels aren’t saying he’s not worth market value, they’re saying that his market value is $7.365 and not $8.8.

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Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 4 months ago

I hope this Boras/Angels fiasco is resolved sometime soon…it would be great to see Weaver locked up long-term in LA. If he leaves, they suddenly have a major question mark in that rotation, and with a deep A’s rotation and a deep Texas team it’s hard to see the Angels competing without Jered Weaver.

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OCSportsGeek
4 years 4 months ago

5yrs/80 M? How’s that sound?

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4 years 4 months ago

Sounds like Arte and Reagins wish you represented Weaver.