ESPN is reporting the Mariners have signed King Felix to a contract extension. Buster Olney says it’ll be “a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $80 million.”
Umpbump has learned some more contract details. Don’t ask us how. We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you.
Felix will earn a total of $78 million over five seasons. But wait, there’s more! There are escalator clauses!
Add $1 million if he wins a Cy Young.
Add $500K if he comes in second in the Cy Young voting.
Add $250K if he finishes third.
All of which would be added to all remaining years on the contract.
You heard it here first, folks.