From John Perotto's article on Baseball Prospectus, a blurb about Matt Wieters: Catcher Matt Wieters wants to work out a long-term contract extension with the Orioles, though he is not eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season. One source said Wieters wants to stay in Baltimore badly enough that he has asked agent Scott Boras to eschew his strategy of taking his players to free agency and instead striking a deal with the Orioles—a situation similar to that of Angels right-hander Jered Weaver and the Angels in 2011. He has more to say about Wieters, but it's behind a paywall, so you'll have to get a subscription (I have one, it's very useful). But I think this one paragraph is more than enough to make the average Orioles fan SQUEEE in excitement. Many of the Orioles faithful have been dreaming of a Matt Wieters extension for quite some time, but there is always that little voice in the background saying, "He's a Scott Boras client, don't get your hopes up." If Perotto's source is right and Wieters has instructed Boras to move forward with an extension despite his normal practice, this is fantastic news.
Matt Wieters wants to make a deal
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