The Angels are apparently dipping their toes in the Johan Santana pool...
Wouldn't Weaver be a non-starter for the Angels?
Weaver was pretty good, but not great, last season. Weaver seems to be viewed as a guy who tops out as a #2 or #3 starter, rather than a legit #1, like Santana. And Weaver's health issues and mechanics send up red flags about his long-term prognosis.
Does that mean trading, say, Weaver + Ervin Santana + Brandon Wood for Johan Santana is really a good deal for the Angels? Not necessarily...I'm not sure if it would be or not.
But I can understand why the Angels wouldn't just slam the phone down, if the Twins insisted Weaver had to be included.