Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/22/13
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The next big contract in baseball? It could go to Felix Hernandez. The Seattle Mariners continue to talk to Hernandez about an extension, according to major-league sources. And while no deal is close, the Mariners are at least weighing a four-year, $100 million proposal, sources said. It is not known whether the Mariners actually have made Hernandez such an offer; one source described the two sides as "dancing" but not deeply engaged. But a $100 million extension added to the final two years of Hernandez's current contract would amount to six years, $139.5 million -- a starting point for further discussions, and perhaps even a reasonable framework for a deal. Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke recently signed a six-year, $147 million contract as a free agent. Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels signed a six-year, $144 million extension last July, when he was just over three months away from hitting the open market. Hernandez, who turns 27 on April 8, is two years ...
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