Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 7/30/12
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Late last week, I laid out the top contracts of starting pitchers across Major League Baseball and compared them to what Adam Wainwright might make in 2014 and beyond. Polls were included that allowed readers to express your favored number of years, dollars and timing. Four years was the leader in the voting, with the money in the $17-$20 million per year range. That comparison was probably more oriented to the player’s view, as Wainwright is older and has a lower career WAR than the others in that initial analysis. So in looking at the situation from another perspective, let’s review two pitchers who recently signed contracts at money that might be considered the next tier lower than Cole Hamels and the like. Interestingly, they both agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a club Cardinals fans know is not hesitant to spend money. One was an extension, Jered Weaver, with the other a free agent, C.J. Wilson. Wilson is over 30, like Wainwright, with Weaver having ...
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