Found February 12, 2013 on
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After hemming and hawing for a few days, the Seattle Mariners and ace right-hander Felix Hernandez have reportedly finalized the seven-year, $175 million contract the two sides essentially agreed to last week. Over the weekend it was reported that the deal was being held up because of concerns about the soundness of Hernandez’s pitching elbow.
The alleviate concerns about his arm, the Mariners apparently included protective language in the deal to minimize their risk. Hernandez took a physical on Thursday that initially raised some concerns. But the deal has not been completely worked out and Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik announced it on Tuesday.
The Mariners are right to be concerned with King Felix’s arm. He has thrown 1,620.1 innings in his seven-year career, the fourth-highest total for a pitcher before his 27th birthday in major league history. He sits behind only Bert Blyleven, Fernando Valenzuel and Dwight Gooden on that list.
Hernandez turns 27 on April 8, but th...
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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...
The Seattle Mariners walked through every door and jumped through every hoop that they had to.
By the end of last-minute elbow evaluations and the like, they ensured that their $175 million investment in pitcher Felix Hernandez was a wise one.
On Wednesday both Hernandez and the team made the pact official and he is now the highest paid pitcher in the history...
Despite some snags in the recent days, the Seattle Mariners and SP Felix Hernandez have reached a deal on his new contract worth a reported $175 million dollars. The two parties will hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the deal making Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in Major League Baseball.
As originally reported last week, Hernandez’s deal rolls the last two years...
An elbow “issue” was reportedly behind the delayed and ultimately adjusted agreement reached between the Seattle Mariners and
right-hander Felix Hernandez. While this unknown ailment that was discovered
during Hernandez’s MRI following the initial agreement, the former Cy Young
Award winner has now received a clean bill of health from team doctors, general
Mariners, Hernandez, at impasse
Just a couple days ago it was reported that Mariner’s ace Felix Hernandez had reached a new $175 million contract with Seattle, that would replace his old deal and lock him up for seven more years.
Such a contract would have kept Hernandez a Mariner at 33 years old, and could have arguably ensured he remained a Mariner for life.
While the deal seemed...
Felix Hernandez has officially agreed to a record contract extension with the Mariners that will keep him in Seattle through (at least) the end of the 2019 season. We take a look at the face of the M's franchise.
Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners contract negotiations have been well documented by the blog. We covered the initial news that he had signed a 7-year $175 Million deal with the reaction of every Mariners fan out there. We then were all over the fallout of Seattle saying that there was no deal and that issues around the young King’s elbow had stalled the deal. Now...
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Adam Wainwright will be a free agent at the end of the season if he and the Cardinals can’t agree on a long-term...
The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement on what amounts to
a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with right-hander Felix Hernandez
last week. However, the deal was delayed when an elbow issue was discovered during an MRI taken on Friday. While the Mariners are seeking protective language
in the agreement, a deal is “still on track” and may come in the next day or...
Finalizing his record extension with the Mariners hit a bit of a snag, but Seattle and Felix Hernandez have made their new pact official, guaranteeing King Felix $175 million over the next seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. It seems risky to lock up so much money to a starting pitcher, but it’s clear that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik wants to make his ace the centerpiece of...
Though many have said it couldn’t be done, managing editor Dave Cameron — in this edition of FanGraphs Audio — analyzes baseball, entirely. Of note: reviewing some first principles from Cameron’s 10-best and -worst offseason transaction posts; everything regarding the Felix Hernandez extension; and the Francisco Liriano deal with Pittsburgh, if it’s a bargain...
In Seattle, all eyes are (justfiably) always on Felix Hernandez. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball, he's close to agreeing to a huge contract extension with the team, and he's the face of the franchise. There's also a lot of attention being placed on new acquisition Michael Morse, former top prospects Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, and Jesus Montero, and on...
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The Seattle Mariners were in the news twice this past week with two large figure signings of starting pitchers.
Felix Hernandez: Signed a seven year- $175 million dollar contract (still pending) which would make him the highest paid pitcher in baseball. This would obviously put an abrupt end to all of the Felix Hernandez trade talks and assures Seattle fans...