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The Seattle Mariners signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract, starting an attempted comeback of a pitcher who hasn’t seen the MLB mound since the middle of the 2011 season. The Mariners have also added former Detroit Tigers RHP Jeremy Bonderman, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2010. From the years of 2002 through 2010, Garland made 32 starts or more and throughout that period was one of only a few pitchers that was able to accomplish that feat. His arm wore down during the 2011 season, causing him to miss over a year and a half.
As far as Bonderman is concerned, he has missed the last two seasons and the better part of three of the last four seasons. Because of the layoff, Bonderman’s chance of regaining his top form are much less probable than Garland.
Garland has a career record of 132-119 with a 4.32 ERA in 353 games, 330 starts. Most of his time was spent with the Chicago White Sox (from 2000-2007) as he has also pitched for both L...
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The Seattle Mariners have been fortunate enough to never have really been implicated by alleged steroid use or PED use throughout their history. Aside from a 2005 season that saw three players suspended for PEDs (Jamal Strong, Ryan Franklin, and Mike Morse), Seattle has brought natural talent to the field that, at least prior to 2003, was very competitive in the...
NOT SO FAST
Felix Hernandez and the Mariners $175 million dollar deal has reportedly been placed on hold due to concerns over the structural soundness of his elbow.
On the heels of the news of a huge contract extension from the Seattle Mariners Thursday night, SP Felix Hernandez announced that he would skip the World Baseball Classic on Friday. Despite the reports of the deal being finalized on Thursday night, both the Mariners and Hernandez’s agent denied that any such deal had been finalized.
Since the deal is not officially finished, Hernandez...
With all the things going on in the baseball world right now that aren’t shining endorsements and feel good stories for our favorite sport, Felix Hernandez signing a long contract extension with the Mariners is good for baseball.
Last summer there was some sentiment that the Mariners should try to trade King Felix and get what return they could on the 27-year old pitcher who...
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract that should be finalized before spring training, making him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, a person familiar with the contract details told USA TODAY Sports. Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in ’14. Instead, his new contract will take effect...
Seattle Mariners fans were wondering what would become of their favorite pitcher, Felix Hernandez. If the news that is spreading around the world of baseball is true, then King Felix will be getting a five year contract extension worth $135.5 million. The earlier reports of a seven year deal worth around $175 million were false.
The Mariners website has not confirmed any deal between...
The Seattle Mariners signed franchise ace Felix Hernandez to a 5-year, $135-million extension this week. It’s a lot of money, and it could be argued perhaps that the Mariners overpaid. It’s a weak argument. Hernandez is worth every penny. Give credit to GM Jack Zduriencik for trying to breathe life into a franchise [...]
We alerted you to the framework of the $175 million deal that Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners had agreed on a few days ago. The deal wasn’t officially official though because of a pending physical that King Felix had to take. Reportedly, that physical has revealed elbow issues that have put a stop [...]
The Seattle Mariners really want to hold onto Felix Hernandez for as long as possible. I mean if the seven-year/$175 million contract they agreed to doesn’t say that, then I don’t know what does. According to sources, the deal will be finalized before Spring Training, and he will become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history with regard to average annual value and total value...
It appeared as if Felix Hernandez was set to become the highest paid pitcher in all of baseball just a few days ago, but that has been put on hold due to an “elbow issue.” The Seattle Mariners had reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with King Felix on Thursday, giving him a huge bump in pay from the 5-year, $78 million extension the two sides agreed...
The words âpending a physicalâ
give pause to any baseball player on the verge of signing a
contract. The latest, reportedly, is Mariners ace right-hander
The day all Mariners fans have been waiting for. The day that they are not seeing one of the faces of the franchise leaving, A-rod, Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey. Just to name a few. This is the day that Felix Hernandez signs a huge contract extension that will “Make him a Mariner for life”. This is so exciting because now we have the feeling that the team will be able to build...