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Are the Tigers overpaying Verlander?

Updated: March 29, 2013, 2:33 PM ET

Justin Verlander is making so much money, you guys. The 30-year-old Tigers pitcher is set to make $180 million over seven years, with an option for an eighth year that would bring the value of the deal to $202 million. This pretty easily makes him the highest-paid pitcher in the game, beating Felix Hernandez by about $5 million. Considering his accomplishments -- five All-Star appearances, a Cy Young Award, the fact that he somehow throws harder in the ninth inning than he did in the ...

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