Impact of Jered Weaver's $85M contract

What it could mean for Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke, among others

Updated: August 26, 2011, 5:12 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Jered Weaver may or may not be able to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an American League West title this season, but he's won admirers in every time zone with his "just say no" stance to Scott Boras. Weaver's decision to stay close to home and sign a five-year, $85 million contract was perceived as a step back in time to the good old days, when ballplayers aspired to wear one uniform from their rookie year through their retirement speech, and they pumped gas during the offseason rather than hang ...

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