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Verlander Back Tracks On $200-Million Comment

Posted By Sports Talk Florida Rumors On February 25, 2013 @ 12:31 PM In MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments

[1]Last week Justin Verlander made some headlines by saying he wanted to become baseball’s first $200 million pitcher and despite the comment coming within the context of a perfectly reasonable quote he apparently got some flak for it.

And so yesterday Verlander clarified things to Jason Beck of MLB.com:

Wouldn’t you like to be the first $200 million writer? When people ask me questions, you guys you know me, I’m honest and I talk about things. The question was posed to me: “Do you want to be the first $200 million pitcher?” Well, yeah. What kind of question is that? Of course I do. … I don’t want to be seen as the greedy guy that wants to get paid the best because, whatever. But, like I said, if the question’s posed to me, I’m honest.

For more on this story visit: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk [2]


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[2] Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk : http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/25/justin-verlander-walks-back-his-comment-about-wanting-to-be-the-first-200-million-pitcher/

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