425HawkSpark wrote:So happy to see him get paid. Totally worth it. Plus who else will put butts in the seats.
So where have the butts been in the past.
Last year, M's averaged 21,258 (5th worst in league) per game at home, at only 44% (worst in league) of capacity.
A quick check on Hernandez, attendance avg. = under 29,000 at home (only used games in which he got the decision).
IS an extra 8-10,000 butts going to pay for that contract?
Also, this doesn't bode well for him:
"MLB - Hernandez lots of innings at 26
At age 26, Felix Hernandez has thrown over 1,620 innings in the majors. In the Divisional Era, only three players have pitched more innings through their age-26 seasons. Bert Blyleven went on to the Hall of Fame; neither Valenzuela nor Gooden reached 200 career wins."