King Felix, in No Hurry to Extend Deal, Likely Seeks 6 Extra Years, Not 4

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King Felix, in No Hurry to Extend Deal, Likely Seeks 6 Extra Years, Not 4
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While the Seattle Mariners are said to have tried to start contract talks with superstar pitcher Felix Hernandez, there are no serious talks taking place at the moment, sources familiar with the situation tell CBSSports.com. And if the Mariners are interested in a four-year extension to the two years left on Hernandez's current contract, as was reported this week, that's not likely to kick-start talks. Hernandez has stated many times in his career he'd prefer to stay in Seattle, but word is he'd seek at least a six-year extension. Such a deal would surely make him baseball's best-paid pitcher, at least in terms of total dollars...

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