He's outpitching Felix Hernandez, who signed a $175 million contract extension in February, and all it took Seattle to get his rights was $1.5 million. The A's had won his posting for $19.1 million after the 2010 season but couldn't get a deal with him. He pitched in Japan that season and came to the Mariners a year ago, showing promise. He has settled in to be one of the AL's best pitchers. The Mariners could get a lot if they traded him.
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