Purgatory Online

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

I am delighted that the Jered Weaver deal got done, because you can never have enough pitching. With Weaver joining Santana, Shell, Moseley, Bergman, and a couple of other live arms in the system, the Angels are really looking like a franchise that will be in it for a long time.

I am also, however, a cynical old bastard, and what I'm really interested in is when, exactly, the decision was made to accept this deal by Weaver and Scott Boras. From all appearances, the Angels moved virtually not at all from their original position, or at least from their "final offer." If the perception around the majors is that Boras and Weaver made up their minds that the offer was acceptable, but drew out the negotiations just to see how much more they could get, I believe that Boras is going to see a whole lot more hardball in his future.