On January 10, 2000 — 2000 – The Seattle Mariners sign free agent pitcher Aaron Sele to a two-year, $15 million contract after Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos nixes a negotiated four-year $29 million deal because of questions regarding Sele’s physical condition. Sele had been offered a four-year, $28 million deal by the Texas Rangers, but didn’t act on it. Sele will win 17 games this season, making him just one of seven pitchers to win 15 or more games in 1998, 1999 and 2000 – Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, David Wells, Dave Burba and Charles Nagy, are the others.

 


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Baseball Reference January 10

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