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Felix Hernandez Gets Paid – The View
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$135,000,000. Look at that number. Look at it again. I will repeat it. $135,000,000.

That dollar amount is for the contract extension that Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez will be getting paid over the next five years. He will make an average annual salary of 27.1 million over these five years, starting in 2015.

Hernandez is the face of the struggling Mariners, and this contract just proves that they are relying on him to continue to do that.

He doesn’t have much behind him in the rotation, so when he does pitch every other fifth game, the Mariners expect him to show up and win.

The large amount of his contract is yet another piece of evidence of an expanding financial market within the MLB.

In 2012, Alex Rodriguez made 30 million. Vernon Wells made just over 24 million.

The New York Yankees total payroll is just about 200 million. Absolutely incredible.

To me, it is all insane. But I am glad that these players are getting paid this much to hit or throw a measly white ball. Good for them. With every out they get, they can just smile knowing they just made a ridiculous amount of money within a few seconds.

The worst part, is that the Royals are getting left behind. I hate the fact that we have one, if not the worst, TV contracts in the league. The league is moving forward, and the Royals are slowly pushing down the pedal and going uphill.

The Royals are making strides forward, with our acquistions of Santana, Shields, Davis and Guthrie, but until we make the headlines of an extreme amount of money, like Hernandez, the Royals will still be near the bottom.

But for now, Felix Hernandez can sit back before his Spring Training days and enjoy the fact that he is set for life.

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