Found February 11, 2013 on
Starting pitchers around the league were all a little giddy when they heard about the contract that Seattle Mariners starting pitcher was preparing to sign--a seven year extension for $175 million.
These guys are not foolish of course; they don't think he's going to spread the wealth or nothing. He may buy the first round or two after the next game, but that's about it. No, guys like Clayton Kershaw, David Price, and Justin Verlander are happy because King Felix and the Mariners have set the bar.
And it's a bar they like. However, according to some reports that have hit the web over the weekend they may not want to get too excited just yet.
The Mariners may be willing to pay crazy money to King Felix, but they are not so crazy that they are not doing their due diligence. During the physical he had to take prior to signing the team doctors have discovered an issue of some kind with his elbow.
At the time that is really all that has been made public knowledge. Whatever the problem is has been dubbed an issue. The Mariners have refused to comment, but a person associated with CBS Sport has said that it may be as much as a week or even a month before the actual extension could be signed.
Well, that has to suck.
I mean really! To be told you are not yet making a ridiculous $25 million a year to pitch for one of the worst teams in baseball (61 and 67 wins the last two seasons Seattle; lets be real here).
I guess he'll have to subside on the $19.5 million he is scheduled to make this season (for now).
Poor guy (not literally of course).
BEST OF MAXIM
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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.
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last week. However, the deal was delayed when an elbow issue was discovered during an MRI taken on Friday. While the Mariners are seeking protective language
in the agreement, a deal is “still on track” and may come in the next day or...
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In Seattle, all eyes are (justfiably) always on Felix Hernandez. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball, he's close to agreeing to a huge contract extension with the team, and he's the face of the franchise. There's also a lot of attention being placed on new acquisition Michael Morse, former top prospects Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, and Jesus Montero, and on...