Everybody in baseball was shocked with the extension that will pay P Felix Hernandez $175mil over the next seven years.
Well, Buster Olney reported Sunday that the deal isn't done yet and ther seems to be some medical questions regarding the condition of Hernandez' pitching elbow.
Buyers remorse and unlimited critical press can easily make a team take a little longer look through the MRI machine (think Mike Napoli), so we'll have to keep an eye on this one.
I'm sure this will be the lead story on Hot Stove at 9am.
Lastly, I have a question for you...
Is SS Elvis Andrus a possible future candidate for SS for the New York Mets?
A couple of thoughts... we know that Ruben Tejada could make the conversion to 2B pretty easy. We also know that it's only a matter of time before Jurickson Profar becomes the Texas shortstop.
This could be a nice 12-18 month project for Sandy Alderson that he could keep bringing up each time he talks to either Texas or Andrus' agent, Scott Boras.
The Mets are going to have some real nice young pitching available in the next 12 months. In addition, 2B Daniel Murphy offers a DH option to Texas. Build enough into this deal and Texas could throw in their 2013 contract of OF David Murphy.
Andres is under contract for $5.05 in 2013 and $6.725 in 2014. He will play 2013 as a 24-year old.