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At present, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, and Clayton Kershaw are three of the very greatest starting pitchers in the game. Theyâ€™re also all two years away from free-agent eligibility, so thereâ€™s been talk of long-term contract extensions. Dave wrote about this subject last month, and he est...
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After declaring this offseason that it was his goal to keep Felix Hernandez a Mariner for life, Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik seems to have done just that.
As reported by USA Todayâ€™s Bob Nightengale, the Seattle Mariners have agreed to sign Felix Hernandez to a new seven-year, $175 million deal.
The deal will replace Hernandezâ€™s previous contract, which had...
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 Hernandezâ€™s agent denied that any such deal had been finalized.
Since the deal is not officially finished, Hernandez...
WithÂ all the things going on in the baseball world right now that arenâ€™t shining endorsements and feel good stories for our favorite sport, Felix Hernandez signing a longÂ 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...
Felix Hernandez is an incredible pitcher. I'd take Clayton Kershaw over him, sure, and maybe Matt Cain. Other than that, though, Felix might be the most valuable pitcher in the game today.
That being said, he's not worth 7 years and $25 million a year. No pitcher is (or, I should say, was), unless he is vintage Pedro or Maddux. Unfortunately (for the Mariners), that's...
Â Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez just became an extremely wealthy man. According to USA Today, Felix and the Mariners agreed to a 7-year, $175 million deal earlier today. The deal will make Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in MLB history. Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in â€™14. [...]
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 â€™14. Instead, his new contract will take effect...
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According to his representatives, Felix Hernandez is going to pass on the World Baseball Classic because of his impending contract deal (5 year extension worth $135.5M by most reports).Â At first glance, you might think it was part of the agreement for him to not pitch.Â But in reality, there are still details of the deal to be worked out, and the Hernandez...
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. Â Itâ€™s a lot of money, and it could be argued perhaps that the Mariners overpaid. Â Itâ€™s a weak argument. Hernandez is worth every penny. Â Give credit to GM Jack ZduriencikÂ for trying to breathe life into a franchise [...]
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 doesnâ€™t say that, then I donâ€™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...
The Seattle Mariners extended Felix Hernandezâ€˜s contract on Thursday and many St. Louis Cardinal fans reacted quickly, feeling Adam Wainwrightâ€˜s price tag just went up. Â The problem with that thought is simple, Hernandez is no Wainwright, heâ€™s much, much better.
Hernandez agreed to a deal that will keep him in Seattle for a reported financial windfall to the tune of seven...
Towards the end of the 2005 season, the Seattle Mariners had very little to be hopeful about. Despite much success around the turn of the century, it was clear that their run was ending. Names like Edgar Martinez, John Olerud, Kaz Sasaki, and Brett Boone were no longer on the club.
Enter the King.
With a couple months left to go in the season, the Mariners debuted a 19-year...