Scott Boras must be pissed at Jered Weaver right now. Instead of riding out the final year and a half of his contract and watching the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets start a bidding war that would have landed him well over a hundred million dollars, the 28-year-old All-Star signed a five year extension with LA worth just $85 million. While Boras is stuck lamenting his lost percentage, Weaver seems alright with his decision. Via ESPN.com:
“If $85 (million) is not enough to take care of my family and other generations of families then I’m pretty stupid, but how much money do you really need in life?” Weaver said Tuesday. “I’ve never played this game for the money. I played it for the love and the competitive part of it. It just so happens that baseball’s going to be taking care of me for the rest of my life.”
He has a point. While this was his one shot at “C.C. Sabathia money,” Weaver should have another decent contract in him if his body holds up. Plus, $85 million isn’t anything to sneeze at. It’s nice to see a baseball player be content to settle for a lot of money for once.