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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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The Seattle Mariners walked through every door and jumped through every hoop that they had to.
By the end of last-minute elbow evaluations and the like, they ensured that their $175 million investment in pitcher Felix Hernandez was a wise one.
On Wednesday both Hernandez and the team made the pact official and he is now the highest paid pitcher in the history...
An elbow “issue” was reportedly behind the delayed and ultimately adjusted agreement reached between the Seattle Mariners and
right-hander Felix Hernandez. While this unknown ailment that was discovered
during Hernandez’s MRI following the initial agreement, the former Cy Young
Award winner has now received a clean bill of health from team doctors, general
After hemming and hawing for a few days, the Seattle Mariners and ace right-hander Felix Hernandez have reportedly finalized the seven-year, $175 million contract the two sides essentially agreed to last week. Over the weekend it was reported that the deal was being held up because of concerns about the soundness of Hernandez’s pitching elbow.
The alleviate concerns about his arm...
Justin Verlander kept the door open for an appearance in the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic. But on Monday, about 24 hours before the Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers were to report for spring training, Verlander put that notion to bed.
Justin Verlander told the media this morning in Lakeland he will not participate in the WBC. #tigers
— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers...
Felix Hernandez has officially agreed to a record contract extension with the Mariners that will keep him in Seattle through (at least) the end of the 2019 season. We take a look at the face of the M's franchise.
Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners contract negotiations have been well documented by the blog. We covered the initial news that he had signed a 7-year $175 Million deal with the reaction of every Mariners fan out there. We then were all over the fallout of Seattle saying that there was no deal and that issues around the young King’s elbow had stalled the deal. Now...
Kate Upton was interviewed by FOX 2′s Jason Carr Thursday morning promoting the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and naturally was asked about her relationship with Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Specifically, Carr asked Upton about the supposed couple’s New Year’s getaway on the island of St. Thomas.
As you’ll see in the video, Upton went stone-faced and said:
The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement on what amounts to
a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with right-hander Felix Hernandez
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...
Rumors about a relationship between Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model Kate Upton have swirled since Upton was spotted in a Comerica Park suite last summer.
The two parties have repeatedly denied that they’re together, though, and Upton again toed the line Thursday, during an interview with FOX 2′s Jason Carr.
Though many have said it couldn’t be done, managing editor Dave Cameron — in this edition of FanGraphs Audio — analyzes baseball, entirely. Of note: reviewing some first principles from Cameron’s 10-best and -worst offseason transaction posts; everything regarding the Felix Hernandez extension; and the Francisco Liriano deal with Pittsburgh, if it’s a bargain...
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...
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