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How Hernandez Deal Hurts the Red Sox

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Superstar starting pitcher Felix Hernandez may have just made his team, the Seattle Mariners, very happy by agreeing to a huge extension, but his deal may have very negative implications for the Boston Red Sox.

 

The 26-year-old Hernandez just landed the richest contract in baseball history for a pitcher, agreeing to a five-year extension worth $135.5 million that will keep him in Seattle through the 2019 season. Added on to his current contract, Hernandez's total deal amounts to seven years and $175 million.

 

During his eight-year major league career, Hernandez has developed into one of the best pitchers in baseball. He has a career record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA and 1,487 strikeouts in 1,620.1 innings. He also won the 2010 AL Cy Young Award and has...

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