• Source: Felix, Mariners close to new deal

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2013
    The Mariners and Felix Hernandez have been pursuing a contract extension and are close to a new deal, but a baseball source said Thursday that a report by USA Today that the right-hander has agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract is not accurate. Despite the flood of national reports on Thursday saying Felix Hernandez and the Mariners had agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract, both the Mariners and his agency insisted Friday those reports were incorrect and no deal had been finalized. On Friday, we scratched yet another big name off that list when Felix Hernandez, who reportedly agreed to a brand new seven-year, $175 million extension with the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, announced through his agent that he will not be pitching for Venezuela in next month's tournament. Hernandez and the Mariners are working on a $175 million, seven-year contract that would make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that an anonymous source who was "familiar with the contract details" indicated a deal would be finalized before Spring Training that would make Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in Major League history with an average annual contract value of $25 million. In fact, Hernandez is still shy of the purported age-27 peak and thus is uniquely positioned to be a deserving highest-paid pitcher in baseball history at least for the next two years until the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and the Tigers' Justin Verlander become free agents.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Felix Hernandez to skip WBC with Venezuela

      Felix Hernandez says he won't pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Felix Hernandez has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic

      The World Baseball Classic won't lack star power, but there's no question the list of marquee participants won't be nearly as long as Bud Selig had hoped or fans of tournament had envisioned even a couple weeks ago. On Friday, we scratched yet another b…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • King Felix to skip WBC as contract not finalized

      Felix Hernandez will not play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic because there is still a way to go before he completes his contract extension with the Seattle Mariners, according to the player's representative, Octagon agency.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Negotiations ongoing, Felix won't pitch in Classic

      Despite the flood of national reports on Thursday saying Felix Hernandez and the Mariners had agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract, both the Mariners and his agency insisted Friday those reports are incorrect and no deal has been finalized.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Mariners Open the Vault for King Felix

      The Seattle Mariners are on the verge of signing Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million contract, locking up the team's franchise player throug...
      Source: grantland.com
    • A Deal Fit For A King

      Felix Hernandez has reportedly reached a deal with the Mariners that would make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, and he's well worth the honor, writes Joe Lemire.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Mariners’ Felix Hernandez expected to be worth as much as 2013 Astros

      Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is reportedly on the verge of signing a five-year, $175-million contract extension. The record-setting deal would make the 2012 perfect-game hurler the highest-paid pitcher in MLB and provide King Felix with a $25 mi…
      Source: chron.com
  • Sources: Hernandez gets $135.5M extension

    Felix Hernandez agreed to a five-year, $135.5 million contract extension Thursday with the Seattle Mariners, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
    Source: ESPN.com

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