Originally written January 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Felix Hernandez is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and the Mariners might not be opposed to paying him as such. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners continue to talk to Hernandez about a contract extension, and they’re “at least weighing” a four-year, $100 million proposal. Rosenthal reports that it’s not known whether the Mariners have made Hernandez such an offer, but no deal is close at the moment. A source reportedly described the two sides as “dancing,” but not completely engaged. Hernandez, whose current deal runs through 2014, has made it clear that he loves playing in Seattle. One has to think that the 26-year-old could be in line to land a monster deal, though, so perhaps he’ll opt to test the open market after his current contract expires, which might not bode well for the Mariners’ chances of securing the right-hander past 2014. As Rosenthal points out, a four-year, $100 million extension tacked on to the two years still remaining on Hernandez’s ...
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