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    King Felix signs 7/175 extension

    [ Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Mariners have agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with right-handed starter Felix Hernandez.

    The deal -- which truly came out of nowhere -- makes "King Felix" the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Hernandez was already under contract for $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in 2014. Now he'll make an average salary of $25 million through the 2019 season. The 26-year-old posted a 3.06 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 223/56 K/BB ratio in 232 innings last summer for Seattle.
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    Biggest contract given to a pitcher. Looks like they ripped up his contract for the next two seasons and the contract begins now.

    I guess the market for Clayton Kershaw is beginning to set. There is no way the Dodgers let him get to the market and no way the Tigers let Verlander get to the market. Both will get deals that will equal and maybe even eclipse this.
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    It's gonna be a damn shame watching him waste his career in Seattle, but good for Felix.

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    Yeah good for him. Never thought he would come to the Yankees anyway.

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    Heard this on wfan just now but it didn't sound like it was a done deal yet. Either way thats a lot of money...
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    Easiest non-Yankee for me to root for. Congrats!
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    Finally - now everyone can stop saying that the Yankees should trade for Felix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Finally - now everyone can stop saying that the Yankees should trade for Felix.
    It's the end of an era
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    It's the end of an era
    Thankfully. I was so sick of the asinine trade proposals for Felix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    Easiest non-Yankee for me to root for. Congrats!
    Really? Other than him being a stud, why? He's not exactly a fan of the team we root for. I don't hold anything against him, but there's others that I'd say are easier to root for given his rumored animosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Thankfully. I was so sick of the asinine trade proposals for Felix.
    What's so asinine about a David Phelps/Ivan Nova led package for one of the top pitchers in baseball. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    Really? Other than him being a stud, why? He's not exactly a fan of the team we root for. I don't hold anything against him, but there's others that I'd say are easier to root for given his rumored animosity.
    I like how he pitches and how good he is. It's hard for me to not like him. he really never seems to get all the attention that other pitchers get, and he's just as good (if not better).
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    Mariners fans going bonkers with happiness and rightfully so. Big move for their franchise.

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    In other news: Nintendo prices to skyrocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    It's the end of an era
    meh, he'll sign with the Yankees when he's 38, so he can experience the playoffs.
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    $25M AAV at the age of 25. MLB is insane.

    That's a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    $25M AAV at the age of 25. MLB is insane.

    That's a good thing.
    He's actually 26 and will be 27 in April.
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    IDK about the deal from the M's perspective

    They had him signed for 2 more years and his velocity and peripherals have ticked down slightly. They didn't get any discount ( biggest pitchers contract ever ), so why not wait?

    The plus is that at least he's still young- only 33 @ the end of the contract
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    Makes you wonder if the Yankees will ever be able to sign a stud (that they didn't develop) again..
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    Re: King Felix signs 7/175 extension

    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    He's actually 26 and will be 27 in April.
    And for his age has logged a lot of innings (part of what has made him so valuable). And his FB has lost a few ticks...



    That said, his K/9 trended up for the 5th consecutive year and clearly he's still effective.

    Don't get me wrong, if you're Seattle (or any team for that matter) you do this without hesitation. But it would not shock me if he's more along the lines of his 2011/12 version than his 2009/10 version. And, even though he'll still be in his low 30's as this deal comes through the home stretch the last few seasons could be disappointing.

    Plus, as long as he doesn't bust they can trade him towards the end of that deal should it make sense to do so.

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    Re: King Felix signs 7/175 extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    IDK about the deal from the M's perspective

    They had him signed for 2 more years and his velocity and peripherals have ticked down slightly. They didn't get any discount ( biggest pitchers contract ever ), so why not wait?

    The plus is that at least he's still young- only 33 @ the end of the contract
    I share your concern, but which peripherals were you calling out here? I see the opposite. Velocity down, yet peripherals still strong.

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    Re: King Felix signs 7/175 extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    IDK about the deal from the M's perspective

    They had him signed for 2 more years and his velocity and peripherals have ticked down slightly. They didn't get any discount ( biggest pitchers contract ever ), so why not wait?

    The plus is that at least he's still young- only 33 @ the end of the contract
    This is not the way I figure it.
    The Mariners have extended him, which means the remaining two years are still valid, 2013 & 2014 and the 7 years don't kick in until after 2014, extending him through the 2020 season.
    Felix will be 35 years old going into the 2021 season.. (he was born in 1986)
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    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    This is not the way I figure it.
    The Mariners have extended him, which means the remaining two years are still valid, 2013 & 2014 and the 7 years don't kick in until after 2014, extending him through the 2020 season.
    Felix will be 35 years old going into the 2021 season.. (he was born in 1986)
    Its a 5 year extension ontop of the 2 years he is still signed for. Its a 7 year contract, 5 year extension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerkface View Post
    Its a 5 year extension ontop of the 2 years he is still signed for. Its a 7 year contract, 5 year extension
    Oh - because the title of the thread says 7/175 extension...
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    Re: King Felix signs 7/175 extension

    anyway - MLB.com is reporting that the agreement is not accurate.
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    don't dream about kershaw.
    always reasonable

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