After the M's medical examine turned up something with Hernandez' elbow, his 175 million contract extension is in jeapordy of being finalized.
They are still thinking on how to work this out. They might add specific language in the contract to protect the M's if this problem they spotted forces him to the DL during the period of the extension, or they may totally kill the extension as is.
But since he's under control for the next two years anyway, Hernandez agent says neither side is under any rush to resolve this immediately.
He may not be insurable when the current policy is up.
The Mets should have had such a thorough exam when they were about to sign Johan. I think he already had damage. His velocity was dipping.
Yes, Insurance is a lot more limited/restrictive now than it was 15 years ago.
I have no idea if the Mets examine of Johan, was any less involved than the M's examine of Felix, or if the Mets had any special language in their contract with him regarding anything specific, that they kept out of the media. All I know about is the Felix thing that's was reported.
I guess Santana's insurance checkup came from Omar Minaya....
"You goo to go pendejo?...Si"
it's fine, they just gave King Felix a no trade clause
per MLB Trade Rumors