Found February 11, 2013 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 that the Mariners brass are committed to keeping them competitive for years to come.
Joe Saunders: Remember the previous sentence? Well the signing of Joe Saunders to a one-year $7-million contract effectively means that the Mariners brass not only are committed to keeping them competitive, but committed to overpaying for mediocre starting pitchers as well. They now boast the highest paid pitcher in baseball and the most overpaid pitcher in baseball. Or do they?
Since we already know about Felix, let’s talk about Saunders. Saunders is a very peculiar case because at age 32 he decided to finally have his br...
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Felix Hernandez and the Mariners $175 million dollar deal has reportedly been placed on hold due to concerns over the structural soundness of his elbow.
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...
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.
We alerted you to the framework of the $175 million deal that Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners had agreed on a few days ago. The deal wasn’t officially official though because of a pending physical that King Felix had to take. Reportedly, that physical has revealed elbow issues that have put a stop [...]
It appeared as if Felix Hernandez was set to become the highest paid pitcher in all of baseball just a few days ago, but that has been put on hold due to an “elbow issue.” The Seattle Mariners had reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with King Felix on Thursday, giving him a huge bump in pay from the 5-year, $78 million extension the two sides agreed...
The words âpending a physicalâ
give pause to any baseball player on the verge of signing a
contract. The latest, reportedly, is Mariners ace right-hander
The St. Louis Cardinals enter spring training this week with another star player entering the final year of his contract just two years after the Albert Pujols contract circus. But the Cardinals suddenly have leverage in these negotiations they never got with Pujols.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...