Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/11/13
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Record deal for Felix Last Thursday afternoon, word came across the media wires that “King” Felix Hernandez would become MLB’s all time highest paid pitcher, inking a contract of $175 million over the course of seven years (technically it was a five year / $135mil extension). That breaks down to $154,320.99 for each game of the season.  Now considering where the Seattle Mariners are, at and where they have been at over the last few years, is this money well spent, or (IMO) did the M’s foolishly overspend? PAY PER GAME When you look at the fact that Hernandez makes $154 thousand per game, it isn’t that disturbing, considering he is one of the best pitchers in the game. However what is in fact hard to wrap ones mind around is the fact that out of the 162 games, he really only plays about 33 games a season, which amounts to an astronomical $757,575 each time he steps on the field. Crazy, considering he impacts only about 20% of the M’s final record. BUY LOW / TRADE HIGH Being that th...
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