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Good lord...

Tigers signed RHP Justin Verlander to a five-year, $140 million extension with a vesting option for 2020.

Verlander was under contract for two more years at $20 million per season, but he'll now earn an additional $140 million over the five seasons after that and will get a total of $202 million if his vesting option kicks in. It's a ton of money to commit to a pitcher, especially with how many innings Verlander has piled up in recent seasons. He's earned it, though, after winning the AL MVP and Cy Young in 2011 and finishing runner-up in the Cy Young last season.


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Wow! Glad we have 2 young Verlanders waiting to come up for next to nothing of that.

There's a saying: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It would be an interesting choice to have the "bird in hand" at 7/$180 mm, or the two "birds in the bush" that we have. Chances are good that neither ever becomes as good as Verlander.

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There's a saying: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It would be an interesting choice to have the "bird in hand" at 7/$180 mm, or the two "birds in the bush" that we have. Chances are good that neither ever becomes as good as Verlander.

Chances are also pretty good that the two of them combined won't earn that much in their careers. Though I have no idea which two young Verlanders-in-waiting we are referring to.

This is another example of how expensive it can be to keep a top talent once it is developed. There have been threads about "locking up" this guy or that guy but so far we haven't had anyone in recent years who has had the dominance of a Verlander or Posey, to name two recent megadeals of players extending with their teams. I wonder if we did what would be the limit of the Orioles' spending? How far would the front office and ownership go to keep a homegrown megastar?

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First-degree murder, and posting in the wrong forum on the OH. ;)

That's okay, Frobby did a nice extension of the OP in converting it to an Orioles discussion, albeit about guys who are currently now in the minors.

Though I have no idea which two young Verlanders-in-waiting we are referring to.

And I'm a moron for not recognizing that was Bundy and Gausman. I hope I don't get too many negative rep points for that. :(

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