Re: M's extend Felix Hernandez 7/175
Maybe I'm mis-remembering, but these types of deals seem kind of cyclical to me, because of how short sighted organizations can be. Again I could be totally wrong, but it seemed like about a eight to ten years ago, lots of teams were willing to give any pitcher that showed any ability a massive contract. (Eric Milton, Chan Ho Park) A lot of teams got burnt on those long term contracts and it seemed like owners tended towards caution in long contracts for several years after, being much more selective with who they gave them to. When the Tigers are hamstrung by mediocre production from Sanchez at a ridiculous price in a year or two, owners will take heed.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.