It's well known that the Mariners want to signed Felix to an extension beyond the 2008 season, and are believed to be discussing an extension that would buy out Felix's arbitration years. Two of Seattle's other youngsters, infielders Jose Lopez and Yuniesky Betancourt, were signed to long term extensions with about two years and a bit of service time to each player's credit. That's right about where Felix is now.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Mariners and Felix Looking Long Term?
John Hickey of the Seattle PI says that the Mariners have set a deadline of Sunday, to have all contracts for 2008 completed. Four players are without a deal right now; Felix Hernendez, Sean White, Jeremy Reed and Mike Morse. If the two sides can't reach an agreement, than the Mariners can "renew" all four player's contracts.