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King Felix Staying in Seattle

Felix Hernandez

ESPN is reporting that Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has signed a 5-year deal with the club – read the story.

This continues to show the brilliance of Jack Zduriencik:

  • No talk next year of “if” Felix will be re-signed.  Huge distraction just swept from the table.
  • There appears to be money left over to try and keep Cliff Lee in town after next year.  Only one superstar pitcher to deal with now.
  • It shows Felix that he is respected here. His deal got done first.
  • It is continued evidence of this management and ownership being committed to the fans.
  • They end up paying less than they would have and Felix gets security against a major injury. A true win-win.

Why do a feel like a Mariner revival is just around the corner…maybe even next year?

Extra Points:

  • John Schneider, former Green Bay executive, is the new Seahawks GM.  What happened to Floyd Reese?

Dan

2 thoughts on “King Felix Staying in Seattle

  1. At 23 years of age, Felix is probably entering his peak performance years. It’s nice to see Seattle willing to pay players like Felix whereas historically they would act as though they were the leagues farm club. Hats off to Jack Zduriencik. He’s not just Trader Jack, he is also Keeper Jack.

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