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Free Agency Might Tempt Verlander

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Felix Hernandez (officially) has his $175 million deal, and we in the baseball media have moved onto a new fascination: Will it be Clayton Kershaw or Justin Verlander who becomes to $200 million pitching contracts what Roger Bannister was to the 4-minute mile?

Baseball people love numbers. We know the important ones by heart: 755 home runs, 56 consecutive games, a .406 batting average. But financial landmarks don’t resonate in quite the same way. I said as much to Verlander at the Read Full Article »

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