Found February 08, 2013 on
Seattle Mariners fans were wondering what would become of their favorite pitcher, Felix Hernandez. If the news that is spreading around the world of baseball is true, then King Felix will be getting a five year contract extension worth $135.5 million. The earlier reports of a seven year deal worth around $175 million were false.
The Mariners website has not confirmed any deal between the team and Hernandez. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik told The Associated Press that he was not going to comment on the reports of Hernandez’s possible new deal with the team. Even if the deal does not go through Hernandez will be making a little over $19 million this year and $20 million the year after. Felix has only played for Seattle in his career in the big leagues. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2010. Last season he had an ERA of 3.06, 223 strikeouts, a 1.14 WHIP and had a record of 13-9. Plus he also pitched a perfect game last year.
Sources close to the Mariners say that the deal should be complete before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Mariners pitchers and catchers will be at training camp next Tuesday in Peoria, Arizona.
Anytime there is a new contract out there for a high profile pitcher, people including a player’s agent look at the highest paid players at that position. Last December the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke to a six-year, $147 million contract. The Yankees currently pay CC Sabathia $161 million for seven years, so these two contracts were probably noted by Hernandez’s agent. We will see in a few days how much the Mariners spent to keep King Felix in Seattle.
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After declaring this offseason that it was his goal to keep Felix Hernandez a Mariner for life, Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik seems to have done just that.
As reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Seattle Mariners have agreed to sign Felix Hernandez to a new seven-year, $175 million deal.
The deal will replace Hernandez’s previous contract, which had...
On the heels of the news of a huge contract extension from the Seattle Mariners Thursday night, SP Felix Hernandez announced that he would skip the World Baseball Classic on Friday. Despite the reports of the deal being finalized on Thursday night, both the Mariners and Hernandez’s agent denied that any such deal had been finalized.
Since the deal is not officially finished, Hernandez...
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You can put to rest any questions as to whether or not the M's will deal their ace, as they reportedly have re-signed him to a deal that will keep in Seattle for the next seven seasons.
With all the things going on in the baseball world right now that aren’t shining endorsements and feel good stories for our favorite sport, Felix Hernandez signing a long contract extension with the Mariners is good for baseball.
Last summer there was some sentiment that the Mariners should try to trade King Felix and get what return they could on the 27-year old pitcher who...
Felix Hernandez is an incredible pitcher. I'd take Clayton Kershaw over him, sure, and maybe Matt Cain. Other than that, though, Felix might be the most valuable pitcher in the game today.
That being said, he's not worth 7 years and $25 million a year. No pitcher is (or, I should say, was), unless he is vintage Pedro or Maddux. Unfortunately (for the Mariners), that's...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez just became an extremely wealthy man. According to USA Today, Felix and the Mariners agreed to a 7-year, $175 million deal earlier today. The deal will make Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in MLB history. Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in ’14. [...]
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract that should be finalized before spring training, making him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, a person familiar with the contract details told USA TODAY Sports. Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in ’14. Instead, his new contract will take effect...
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According to his representatives, Felix Hernandez is going to pass on the World Baseball Classic because of his impending contract deal (5 year extension worth $135.5M by most reports). At first glance, you might think it was part of the agreement for him to not pitch. But in reality, there are still details of the deal to be worked out, and the Hernandez...
The Seattle Mariners signed franchise ace Felix Hernandez to a 5-year, $135-million extension this week. It’s a lot of money, and it could be argued perhaps that the Mariners overpaid. It’s a weak argument. Hernandez is worth every penny. Give credit to GM Jack Zduriencik for trying to breathe life into a franchise [...]
The Seattle Mariners really want to hold onto Felix Hernandez for as long as possible. I mean if the seven-year/$175 million contract they agreed to doesn’t say that, then I don’t know what does. According to sources, the deal will be finalized before Spring Training, and he will become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history with regard to average annual value and total value...
The Seattle Mariners extended Felix Hernandez‘s contract on Thursday and many St. Louis Cardinal fans reacted quickly, feeling Adam Wainwright‘s price tag just went up. The problem with that thought is simple, Hernandez is no Wainwright, he’s much, much better.
Hernandez agreed to a deal that will keep him in Seattle for a reported financial windfall to the tune of seven...
Towards the end of the 2005 season, the Seattle Mariners had very little to be hopeful about. Despite much success around the turn of the century, it was clear that their run was ending. Names like Edgar Martinez, John Olerud, Kaz Sasaki, and Brett Boone were no longer on the club.
Enter the King.
With a couple months left to go in the season, the Mariners debuted a 19-year...