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Finalizing his record extension with the Mariners hit a bit of a snag, but Seattle and Felix Hernandez have made their new pact official, guaranteeing King Felix $175 million over the next seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. It seems risky to lock up so much money to a starting pitcher, but it’s clear that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik wants to make his ace the centerpiece of a playoff team in the coming years. Now that this deal is set, breaking records in total guaranteed money over the life of a contract and average annual value, there is a new benchmark when it comes to locking up ace pitchers, and the next ones up to possibly get an extension from their respective teams are Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw. Both of these Cy Young winners have impressive resumes and one of them could be the first pitcher to sign a contract worth $200 million. Let’s first look at what Verlander has done in his time with the Tigers and whether or not the soon-to-be 30-year-old righty will g...
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