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Angles Weaver is Okay With Greinke Being Paid More To Stay

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ANAHEIM -- Jered Weaver, owner of a team-friendly five-year, $85 million contract he signed last August, could've hit free agency in about a month and would've definitely signed a more lucrative deal.

But Weaver continues to say free agency isn't of particular intrigue to him.

"That's why I got my deal done a year ago," he said, "so I didn't have to deal with it."

One person who does have to deal with it, though, is Zack Greinke, whom the Angels traded for in July and would seemingly like to sign to a contract extension this offseason. Reports have linked Greinke to a deal worth roughly $125 million over six years, and some have wondered whether the Angels would be willing to pay another pitcher more than Weaver, who's the clear-cut ace of this staff.

"I don't think it's up to me, really," said Weaver, who, like most players, isn't particularly comfortable talking about the business side of baseball. Asked if he'd be OK with the Angels signing Greinke to a larger contract, Weaver simply said: "Whatever they have to do to make our team better."

Over his last seven starts, Greinke is 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA, putting the 28-year-old at 15-5 with a 3.42 ERA on the season.

"He's a past Cy Young Award winner [in 2009], he's got great control, he's got four quality pitches, and he likes to compete," Weaver said. "So, it's not surprising that he came over and he's doing a great job for us."
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Weaver would have made insane money this off season.

Gotta love Weaver.
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Weaver is one of my favorite players just for this reason. He doesn't give a sh*t about the money, he plays for the love of the game.


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Weaver is still making good money, though. It's not like he is exactly playing for free.




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No, but he could be making 10x more.


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Weaver's salary over the next four years

2012: 14,000,000
2013: 16,000,000
2014: 16,000,000
2015: 18,000,000
2016: 20,000,000

Like I said, he is making good money.




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Of course he's still makes good money, but he could've made way more money if he decided to test free agency. He probably would've got a contract worth $145M
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