Jered Weaver Ignores Agent, Gives Angels Discount: After signing a five-year, $85 million contract extension rather than taking his agent Scott Boras' advice to test the market, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver isn't questioning his decision. "How much more could you possibly need?" he said. "I never played this game for money purposes, I played it for love and for championships. Loyalty is very important to me. The Angels drafted me and I wanted to stay here and win a championship or two or three." Weaver leads the league in ERA this season and led in strikeouts last year. Lee Jenkins writes, "If he let his contract expire after next season, he might have commanded the kind of bounty awarded to recent free-agent pitchers Cliff Lee ($120 million over five years in Philadelphia) or even CC Sabathia ($161 million over seven years in New York)."