Clearly the biggest news of the week in all of baseball (other than the Biogenesis scandal, right?) was that the Seattle Mariners crowned King Felix with a 7-year, $175 million extension that will keep him with the club until he's 33 years old.
Everything else looks like noise compared to the megaton that the Felix extension is, but the Mariners also went out and nabbed Joe Saunders and Jon Garland and avoided saying anything about Jesus Montero's connection to Biogenesis.
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Here's all the latest:
Mariners, Felix Hernandez agree to seven-year, $175 million extension - MLB Daily Dish
Right-hander Felix Hernandez has agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Seattle Mariners.
Felix Hernandez extension: Mariners make the right move - MLB Daily Dish
Looking at reactions to the Felix Hernandez extension.
Mariners sign Joe Saunders - MLB Daily Dish
The Mariners have signed Joe Saunders to a 1-year contract.
Mariners designate Shawn Kelley for assignment - MLB Daily Dish
Seattle DFAs the right-handed reliever just a week after avoiding arbitration with him.
Mariners snag Jon Garland - MLB Daily Dish
The Seattle Mariners are trying to actually compete in the American League West. To do so, they will need veteran help. The team hopes they received that when they signed Jon Garland to a minor league deal tonight.
Felix Hernandez contract: What we know - Baseball Nation
Mariners committing $175 million to Félix Hernåndez sort of suggests they have a crystal ball. They probably don't have a crystal ball.
Jesus Montero Linked To Biogenesis Lab Of Doom - Lookout Landing
Jesus Montero's name appears in documents recovered from Biogenesis, the Miami anti-aging clinic with ties to performance-enhancing drugs.
Joe Saunders is Jason Vargas (Not Literally) - Lookout Landing
He is very much the same type of pitcher as Jason Vargas. Yay?
Felix Hernandez And Climbing The Mountain - Lookout Landing
More on word of the contract extension agreement between the Seattle Mariners and ace Felix Hernandez. In acknowledgment of the potential downside, in part.