Probably because everybody who's not a Tigers fan realizes a player who ends a season with a maxium of 35 outings doesn't deserve $200-million of $20-million a year.
Nothing against Verlander, I love to watch the guy. But when it comes out to it, paying a pitcher an average $570,000 an outing, with the average outing for Verlander being 7 innings last year (which is amazingly great for a pitcher), it just makes you scratch your head that a pitcher could be making that kind of money.
Fun fact: Verlander, Lincecum, Johan Santana, Hamels, and Felix Hernandez all average more money per outing than the U.S. President's salary for the entire year.
But with that being said.. Verlander is one of the biggest (if not biggest, right with Cabrera) factor to the Tigers success.. and we all know the race was on to get to $200M for a pitcher.. and we all know Verlander wanted to be that $200M pitcher.. and we really don't know what goes on behind the Tigers offices, but it's likely Verlander was pressuring the club to pay him or say goodbye.
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Last edited by Kelzzy; 04-23-2013 at 12:48 AM.