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Yankees called on King Felix

Posted on: December 16, 2010 1:35 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 1:57 pm
 
Felix Hernandez It looked like just a bunch of "what if" speculation after the Yankees missed out on Cliff Lee, but Jon Heyman of SI.com reports via Twitter than the Yankees really did call the Mariners to inquire about the trade availability of Felix Hernandez. Brian Cashman then called Brad Pitt and asked whether Angelina Jolie was available.

OK, that second part is unconfirmed, but the first part is real. Predictably, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told the Yankees that King Felix was "absolutely not" available, presumably while trying not to laugh. On Wednesday, Zduriencik told Heyman by text message that "I have no interest in trading Felix."

The Seattle fan base is hanging by a thread, and trading Hernandez would cause a riot no matter what the Mariners got back. Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times suggested the following return package as a starting point for talks: Phil Hughes, Robinson Cano, Jesus Montero, another player, and the Yankees taking Milton Bradley and his black hole of a contract. The Yankees would never do that, and the Mariners probably couldn't accept any less for a 24-year-old reigning Cy Young winner with four years left on his contract, so it's really a moot point. It's not happening.

-- David Andriesen

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DEFCON 1
Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:03 am
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Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:17 am
 

Yankees called on King Felix

Why not trade Felix to get 3 solid youngsters and to get rid of cameron?  Seattle is terrible and one pitcher will not make them good if they couldn't get it done w/2 of the top 5 pitchers in baseball last year.  You wont trade him because of your ignorant fan base, give me a break and do whats best for your team.  You say you want to build around him?  Seattle's farm system is awful, by the time they would be able to build around him he would probably be 38 if not older.  Honestly, you know Felix will leave when his contract is up and at that time the Yanks or any other team would not be willing to give up what they would be now.  Thats why Seattle is a fail franchise and Zduriencik should be fired.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:09 am
 

Yankees called on King Felix

Yo go catch a wave surfs uo. Void !!!! ??? really? The yanks won in 2009 damn how soon haters forget ! Dont you remember everyone saying thea yankees are old cant beat philly ? i do and the yaaaaaankeees won ! you have been in the sun too long my friend stop the hate !



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 1:09 am
 

Yankees called on King Felix

The Yankess WS viod continues into 2011  Idiot...they just won the world series in 09.  When was the last time the Red Sux won?



Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:27 am
 

Yankees called on King Felix

Quit being stupid guys. The Yankees will be fighting it out with the Saux for the AL East. I am not happy with what has (or has not) happened this off season so far, but the Saux did not get much better. Do the math of who they lost and who they acquired. Almost a wash really.

Keep telling yourself that.  Sure Beltre had a career year and losing Victor Martinez hurts. But to say that picking up Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and a healthy (hopefully) Ellsbury, Lowrie, Youk and Pedroia. Doesn't make the Sox a MUCH better team then last year is silly. Forget it if Lackey pitches more to his norm and Beckett comes back at all. 




Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 10:57 pm
 

Yankees called on King Felix

How is it looking worse? Yeah, they didn't have the pitching to beat one team.  Texas.  Who, oh by the way, just lost Cliff Lee.  Keep dreamin' skippy.  They would have been better with Lee but they still are one fo the top teams in baseball as currently constructed.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 10:55 pm
 

Yankees called on King Felix

Felix may be "doing good" but your English sure as helll isn't lol



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Yankees called on King Felix

If the Yankees get Felix then i am going to shit my pants they dont need the best them Felix is doing good with the Mariners Yankees Suck BallsYell



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Yankees called on King Felix

Funny, the Yankees won 95 games and the division with the same team they have now.

If you buy this, you're onboard with Pettite coming back for another partial season as the #2 starter and Cashman putting the fountain of youth out in monument park. 

The Yankees proved they didn't have the pitching to win in the playoffs last year, and its only looking worse for 2011.  Add to that another year older for some of their antiques, and you have to be a serious Yankees fan to think everything is rosy in NY.  They spent more money than was previously conceivable last year and failed, and this year looks to be a replay.  Seems like the reason Yankees fans are clutching at prayers for Greinke, Hernandez, and now Johnson is because even they know they don't have a team that can win it all right now, despite an obviously impressive lineup.


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