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03-29-2013, 03:04 PM #1
Justin Verlander gets record 7 year $180 million contract extension
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a new contract that could exceed $202 million, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
Verlander's deal, which would make him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, is for seven years and worth $180 million, sources said. A vesting option for an eighth year could push the deal to $202 million.
"I love this city & the fans -- couldn't be more excited to spend my career here! We're going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!" Verlander tweeted.
In February, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the top deal for a pitcher at the time.
Verlander, who would have been eligible to become a free agent after the 2014 season, had recently said he wouldn't discuss a new contract if a deal didn't get done by the end of spring training.
03-29-2013, 04:54 PM #2
Would be nice if he'd use some of that money to help out the city.Interested in HOFers and Topps base set needs
03-30-2013, 06:41 PM #3
03-30-2013, 06:42 PM #4
maybe the city could use the money to make detroit a better place ;)
03-30-2013, 08:39 PM #5
03-30-2013, 09:11 PM #6
I don't believe he pays taxes to the city of Detroit unless he actually lives in city limits....does he actually live in Detroit?Interested in HOFers and Topps base set needs