Weaver deal could set winter market for Wilson

Weaver deal could set winter market for Wilson

Weaver deal could set winter market for Wilson
ARLINGTON -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the five-year, $85 million contract that pitcher Jered Weaver agreed to with the Angels over the weekend could be an indication of what it will take to sign C.J. Wilson this offseason.

Wilson can be a free agent after this season while Weaver still had one more year left of arbitration. But they are both All-Stars who have been among the top pitchers in the American League the past couple of years.

"Everybody is different and there are different circumstances, but at the end of it, when you negotiate contracts you always consider the universe of contracts," Daniels said. "I would imagine everything will be discussed."

Wilson is one of three potential free agents on the Rangers' roster. The other two are pitcher Darren Oliver and outfielder Endy Chavez.