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Justin Verlander just went public with a request to be signed to an extension and if it wasn’t done soon, he wouldn’t talk about it until the next off season. This very much puts the Tigers in a tight spot. With a star like Verlander, you have to pony up and pay the man. He is tracking to be a hall of fame player, perhaps the last 300 game winner. You cannot put a price on that. You must resign Justin Verlander at all costs if you are the Detroit Tigers.
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners, a very talented pitcher in his own right, just received a 7 year and 175 million dollar extension. Hernandez is probably the only pitcher even on Verlander’s level talent wise, just jacked up the price of Verlander to cosmic levels. Here is a small comparison between Verlander and Hernandez, who both have eight major league seasons under their belt.
Justin Verlander (Age 29, 8 years): 124-65 W-L, 3.40 ERA, 1454 K, 34.0 WAR
Felix Hernandez (Age 27, 8 years): 98-76 W-L, 3.22 ERA, 1487 K, 31.5 W...
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The Detroit Tigers love Justin Verlander.
You have to love someone that you are handing $180 million dollars to.
You just have to.
Feelings aside, the truth is that the $180 million is somewhat on the lower side of a deal that could be worth as much as $202 million.
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Justin Verlander is a Sports Illustrated cover-athlete yet again.
The Tigers ace is one of six MLB players to appear on the latest regional series of covers for Sports Illustrated which previews the upcoming season.
For Verlander this is his third SI cover with his first one coming back in 2006 his rookie season.
As far as the predictions go, SI picked the Tigers to win the AL Central...
DETROIT, Michigan ---
Justin Verlander will be a Detroit Tiger for the rest of his career. The ace and the game of baseball's best starting pitcher agreed to a contract extension on Friday morning. The extension is for 5 years, and combined with the 2 years remaining on his current deal, locks Verlander up for the next 7 seasons at a price tag of up to $180 million. An option...
It’s really neat because Justin Verlander is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Get it? On Friday morning, the Tigers ace tweeted a photo of himself holding just about the most adorable tiger cub in the world, tweeting that he was taking it in as his new pet. Of course, Verlander was probably joking … or was he? After all, his rumored girlfriend Kate Upton claimed that she was...
LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander agreed Friday to a $180 million, seven-year contract, topping Felix Hernandez for the richest deal for a pitcher in baseball history.
“I love this city & the fans,” Verlander tweeted. “Couldn’t be more excited to spend my career here! We’re going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!”
The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young...
It was a good Friday, indeed.
Justin Verlander signed a contract extension through 2019 that could vest to include 2020. It will allow him to buy another Aston Martin or two or 20, a small island, his own golf course or a mansion for every member of his family.
Verlander has the richest contract ever given a pitcher and will collect either 180 million or 202 million by the time...
The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday afternoon that they have extended their ace Justin Verlander for another five years beyond his current contract, which expires after next season. With a vesting option for a sixth year, the 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner could be a Tiger through the year 2020, when Verlander will be 37 years old.
The news was teased about a half hour before...
Felix Hernandez wasn't the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history for very long.
Justin Verlander signed a five-year contract extension with the Detroit Tigers Friday that will give him that distinction.
Verlander's new deal includes a $28 million annual salary beginning with the 2015 season, multiple sources confirmed to FOXSports.com. On top of his preexisting deal...
Justin Verlander has now surpassed his (ex?)-girlfriend Kate Upton. Verlander will grace the cover of the regional Sports Illustrated in their annual baseball preview edition. Upton has been on the last two SI Swimsuit Edition covers.
JV is one of six starting pitchers to find themselves on the covers across the country. The other five are C.C Sabathia, David Price, James...
EYE OF THE TIGER
The Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander reportedly have agreed upon a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season with an option for 2020.
Despite the presences of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and other stars, Justin Verlander remains the face of the Detroit Tigers franchise — and one of the most recognizable and popular players in baseball, period.
To wit: The Tigers’ ace and opening-day starter landed on one of Sports Illustrated’s regional covers this week. Here’s what that cover looks like:
The Phillies played their second-to-last game in Florida this afternoon as they took on the Tigers. Cole Hamels and Justin Verlander got the start, six days before both are set to start on Opening Day. The Phillies got out to an early lead in the first as Michael Young sac-flied...