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“There is really a very limited supply of left-handed hitters of Raul’s caliber,” Seattle general manager Bill Bavasi said. “He hits with men on base, hits both left-handers and right-handers and has a stroke that is a great fit for our ballpark. That’s before you even consider his leadership and character.”
The PI quotes the price at $5.5m each year for those two years, which is what was originally reported when Finnigan broke the story in the Times.