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Espn reporting Verlander signs 7 year 180 mil deal. I understand starting pitching wins in the playoffs but it seems over priced. Market for pitchers seems to have sky rocketed in recent years. Thoughts?
Ask the Mets...
Ridiculous amount of money, but Verlander is one of the top two or three pitchers in the league on anyone's list.
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He earns his money. Never been on DL and goes 8 deep almost every time out.
With no salary cap there's no reason not to.
Guy is electric for sure, 7 years is a long time to invest in a power pitcher like him.
He will earn about 110k per inning pitched.
Verlander is good don't get me wrong, but he is no Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn iyam.
If you can get it...you're worth it. Part of these salaries are for what a player has done even though we naturally look at it in the future. If any pitcher can make that pay off its him but 7 years is always a long time for any pitcher these days. Like someone posted...just ask the Mets even though this is completely different type pitchers.
It's a large waste of money, but the way MLB operates with no salary cap, if they don't pay up, then a large market team like the Yankees or Dodgers will gladly pay it.
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