Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 2/24/13
A growing question for Justin Verlander and the Tigers is what exactly the best pitcher in game today will command for this next contract? Just a few short weeks ago a standard may have been set by Seattle and Felix Hernandez as the Mariners got their ace signed to a record $175 million dollar deal. This of course is pretty substantial considering the next big contract for a pitcher, especially the game’s best, could reach or surpass the $200 million dollar mark. Could Verlander be the first to the $200 million plateau? It certainly seems like he wants to be… Friday, the Tigers ace seemed to imply to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan that he does indeed want to be the league’s highest paid pitcher when he signs that next contract. “Of course,” he told Yahoo! Sports on Friday morning. “I don’t play this game to make the most money. But I do feel like it would be nice to be compensated for what I feel like I’ve been: one of the best, if not the best, the last few years. In my career, I feel ...
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