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doublem23
02-07-2013, 04:14 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/report-felix-hernandez-gets-175-million-extension-201214377--mlb.html

If true, would set the new record for highest annual salary and total contact cost for a pitcher

Lip Man 1
02-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Honestly I'm surprised he'd stay given the issues facing that franchise.

Oh well, looks like the Sox will have to sign either Verlander or Kershaw next season when they become free agents!

Lip

Hendu
02-07-2013, 10:29 PM
Technically it's a 5-year $135.5 mil extension tacked onto the end of his current deal that has 2 more years left. $27 mil per year for the next 7 years though...wow.

Foulke You
02-08-2013, 02:39 PM
Justin Verlander and his agent must be smiling from ear to ear today. What the heck is Verlander going to get on the open market in 2015? $30 million per?

thomas35forever
02-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Well, with Ichirio gone, someone's gotta keep the M's on the map.

DonnieDarko
02-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Justin Verlander and his agent must be smiling from ear to ear today. What the heck is Verlander going to get on the open market in 2015? $30 million per?

With the talent he has? $30 million/year easily.

doublem23
02-11-2013, 11:10 AM
And now supposedly the deal is still in the works because the M's have some fears about the health of Felix's elbow...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8933842/elbow-condition-eyed-seattle-mariners-felix-hernandez-deal-source-says

delben91
02-11-2013, 11:48 AM
And now supposedly the deal is still in the works because the M's have some fears about the health of Felix's elbow...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8933842/elbow-condition-eyed-seattle-mariners-felix-hernandez-deal-source-says

Which also potentially screws with my keeper league fantasy picks, so there's a lot of reasons for them to sort this out quickly. :redneck

blandman
02-12-2013, 08:27 AM
With the talent he has? $30 million/year easily.

No way, that violent motion of his is a ticking time bomb.

blandman
02-12-2013, 08:28 AM
Honestly I'm surprised he'd stay given the issues facing that franchise.

Oh well, looks like the Sox will have to sign either Verlander or Kershaw next season when they become free agents!

Lip

Both teams are likely to spend to keep their guys, but don't discount the Yankees. I have a feeling they're going to have a really tough year and they'll likely compensate by signing the entire world.

DonnieDarko
02-12-2013, 08:29 AM
No way, that violent motion of his is a ticking time bomb.

I know you're being facetious, but even with that motion he should be able to get that kind of money. How old is Verlander, anyway? Has he even hit 30 yet? The younger he is, the more money he's going to get.

blandman
02-12-2013, 08:49 AM
I know you're being facetious, but even with that motion he should be able to get that kind of money. How old is Verlander, anyway? Has he even hit 30 yet? The younger he is, the more money he's going to get.

Haha...he doesn't have a violent motion. He has one of the least violent motions in baseball. There are guys that throw 85 that have more violent motions. If he's got a violent motion, it's because throwing a baseball is violent. The dude throws 250 innings and never wears down. The reason for that is his motion.