Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has the year-by-year breakdown of Jered Weaver’s five-year, $85 million extension with the Angels:
Signing bonus: $1 million
2012: $14 million
2013: $16 million
2014: $16 million
2015: $18 million
2016: $20 million
As part of the contract, which bought out his final season of arbitration and first four seasons of free agency, Weaver also got a full no-trade clause. He’s signed through age 33.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.