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Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

Posted on: August 21, 2011 9:39 pm
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The Angels suddenly are on a roll: Not only have they won four straight to crawl back to within four games of first-place Texas in the AL West, they also struck a multi-year contract extension Sunday afternoon to keep Cy Young-candidate Jered Weaver in Anaheim through at least through the end of the 2016 season.

The Angels and Weaver have agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal, according to sources with knowledge of the agreement, that also includes a full no-trade clause. The club has scheduled a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

The deal came unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, unexpected because as a client of agent Scott Boras, Weaver was expected to play through the 2012 season and then jump into the free agent market. But Weaver, a Southern California native (Simi Valley), has made his preference for staying at home clear.

While Boras probably could have scored an even bigger contract on the free agent market assuming Weaver remained healthy, the full no-trade clause is evidence of Weaver's desire to extend his career in Anaheim.

The deal Weaver reached with the Angels is comparable to the contracts Felix Hernandez reached with the Seattle Mariners last year (five years, $78 million) and Justin Verlander signed with the Tigers before the 2010 season (five years, $80 million).

Verlander and Hernandez each had two more years of arbitration available to them when they signed, Weaver would have had just one.

Undoubtedly, the deal will be a load off of Weaver's mind in what already is shaping up as a career year. At 14-6 with a 2.10 ERA, Weaver is on pace for a career-high in wins and a career-low in ERA. Weaver's ERA currently is the best in the AL, and he ranks third in opponents' batting average (.207), fifth in innings pitched (188 1/3) and seventh in strikeouts (158).

The contract is said to also include significant award bonuses for Weaver for winning the Cy Young Award, MVP and earning an All-Star berth, among other things.
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jhoshamusing
Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:51 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:03 am
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

"Overrated?" Wow...I expected a lot of criticism about the money, but I dont see how anyone could say Weaver is averrated. Have yo looked at his numbers? Do you know the BP has cost him at least 10 wins over the last two years?

Le me ask you this...do you think the Grand Canyon is big? I ask because I once heard an old half-drunk woman stumble out of her car and look over the railing at the Grand Canyon and say,"...it dont look so damn big to me!" Really? I had to ask her...where did you see the bigger one?

Do you not put Weaver in the same class as Verlander? Hernandez? Sabathia? Who WOULD you compare Weaver to?

I am very pleased the Angels got him signed. I weas concerned he might want to go to a team with a BP that could hold his leads...

Congratulations to Angel fans and Tony...it's about time...



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

terrible deal for the angels..overreaction to a great season...he is not that good...angels could have signed 2 or 3 quality guys for that money..hope I'm wrong angels fans, I'd like to see anybody knock out NYY/Bos..this guy seems overrated to me



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

5 year 85 mil. actually not that bad. if you consider some of the other mlb contracts 150 mil obserd numbers.



Since: Feb 12, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:42 am
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

The Phillies should be looking to give cole hamels a similar deal


hansskilly
Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:54 am
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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:08 am
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

Dream Weaver!!!



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

YES BABY! Whewwww! We wont have to sweat that out all next off season! Yeah your right man now all we need is that big bad that willl take us over the top and get Morales back in the line up healthy! GO Halos!!!


dgdghfgd
Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 11:10 pm
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Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Angels, Weaver agree on 5-year, $85 million pact

This is exactly what the Angels need, now its time to get a bat


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