MLB Trade Rumors: Mariners Will Not Trade King Felix

When the Yankees missed out on Cliff Lee last offseason the first thing they did was call the Mariners to ask about King Felix Hernandez, but unfortunately they were not looking to deal him at that time. Apparently nothing has changed since this past winter because according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mariners are still not inclined to even listen to offers for their ace.

“Felix is part of this organization. We’ve signed him long term. It’s great to look at our rotation and see Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda and the rest of the guys we have,” Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Tuesday morning.

“Right now, there is no motivation to move him. We’re happy as well with him. We hope he’s here for a long time. It’s nice to know that every fifth day we’ve got Felix Hernandez pitching. That has been my stance all along.”

With Hernandez off the market the best two available starting pitchers are probably Ubaldo Jimenez and Francisco Liriano. Both have flaws and are not considered as good as Hernandez is.

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