Though it’s entirely hypothetical, reading Ken Rosethal’s five player trade proposal between the Yankees and Mariners for Felix Hernandez definitely made my skin crawl. In a recent column by the Fox Sports’ MLB analyst, Rosenthal throws out Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, Ivan Nova and two other players from the Yankees farm system to be dealt for King Felix.
Hernandez’s salary this season is $11 million. In the next three seasons it jumps to $19 million, $20 million and $20.5 million. His trade value might never be higher than it will be come July.
I know Mariners fans don’t want to hear it, but Zduriencik is in position to collect a historic bounty for Hernandez. He has a dream suitor, one willing to meet almost any price.
All the Mariners need to do is call.
Orioles fans don’t want to hear it either Ken. The Yankees were brought back to reality when Cliff Lee turned them down to make a run with the Phillies. King Felix in pinstripes would completely change that.
Thankfully, Hernandez has New York listed as a team on his no trade clause. Would he waive it?