Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 3/27/13
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 WAR That
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