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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 -- which pays him $20 million in each of the next two seasons -- Verlander is due $180 million over the next seven years.
That's $5 million more than what Hernandez will earn during the same span. Including his prior contract, Hernandez agreed to a seven-year, $175 million deal with the Seattle Mariners last month.
Verlander, one year removed from winning the American League MVP and Cy Young awards, will be 36 when the guaranteed portion of the contract ends at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Verlander's contract also includes an option for the 2020 season worth $22 million that will vest autom...
BEST OF MAXIM
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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Tweet With Major League Baseball’s opening day quickly approaching the Detroit Tigers are getting ready to close up shop at their spring training home, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. Friday’s matchup versus the Tampa Bay Rays was the last home game of Detroit’s Grapefruit League schedule and prior to the game the team was [...]
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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...
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’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...
Check out my new pet TIGER! Hoping Riley gets along with him twitter.com/JustinVerlande…
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 29, 2013
Expensive, but adorable!
(I'm talking about the pet tiger, not JV.)
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...
The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw`s next contract). Was it wise?
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.
At only 16 years old, Rafael Devers won’t be playing at Fenway Park any time soon. With the way the international baseball market works, though, the Red Sox will need to act soon in order to secure the third base prospect’s services.
According to Scout.com’s Kiley McDaniel, the Red Sox have jumped to the front of the line when it comes to Devers, who is among the 16-year-old...
Morales has a career .330 average against the Yankees.
Threat Level: 5
The Mariners biggest move of the offseason was signing Felix Hernandez to a 7-year, $175 million extension, a record contract for a pitcher. Other than that move, their only other significant move was trading Jason Vargas for Kendrys Morales, who was the odd man out on the Angels. Morales provides some much...