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Jered Weaver would be fine with the Angels giving more money to Zack Greinke

Sep 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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When Jered Weaver signed a five-year, $85 million extension with the Angels last year most analysis of the deal pegged it as extremely team-friendly and well below market value for an elite No. 1 starter.

Weaver repeatedly said at the time that he didn’t really care because $85 million is a ton of money and he wanted to stay with the Angels, so not surprisingly now Weaver is saying that he won’t care if the Angels end up giving Zack Greinke a bigger contract than he received.

“Whatever they have to do to make our team better,” Weaver told Alden Gonzalez of, who just yesterday reported that the Angels are leaning toward declining their 2013 options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in order to focus their resources on re-signing Greinke to a massive contract.

Weaver is 29 years old with a 3.23 ERA in 1,312 innings since debuting in 2006. During that same time the 28-year-old Greinke has a 3.42 ERA in 1,157 innings, including a 3.40 ERA in 12 starts since being traded to the Angels.

  1. kevinbnyc - Sep 27, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Jared Weaver may be living proof that not all elite athletes are greedy asshats.

    • skids003 - Sep 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      I bet Scott Boras hates him.

      • hep3 - Sep 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        I just hope nobody uses Vince Young’s “agent and financial advisor.” Ol’ Vince must have had one very expensive posse.

    • hardballtalkusername - Sep 28, 2012 at 2:35 AM

      Not to be “that guy” but his name is Jered. Damn, I’m “that guy.”

  2. theaxmancometh - Sep 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    I still chuckle that Weaver got “only” $85m. Yea that sure is chump change.

  3. legacybroken - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Weaver got a similar deal to the ones given to Verlander and King Felix, so it wasn’t for peanuts. Its just not Cain, Hamels or Cliff Lee money. Though Verlander and Felix were much younger and will likely get a second big contracts.

    • hardballtalkusername - Sep 28, 2012 at 2:38 AM

      Verlander also had two more years of arbitration whereas Weaver had one left.

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