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Yankees keep calling M's about Hernandez

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09:18 AM ET 03.13 | For about the 10th time, Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik has said Felix Hernandez isn't available. Still, the Yankees keep calling.

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March 13, 2011  09:37 AM ET

No means no.

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March 13, 2011  10:23 AM ET

They'll keep calling until Hernandez is traded or signs somewhere as a free agent.

March 13, 2011  10:31 AM ET

Guess the Yankees can't take "no" for an answer?

March 13, 2011  10:32 AM ET

I am not sure why the Mariners would deal the best pitcher in baseball. They are not a cash strapped franchise. He is under an affordable contract. They have good prospects at almost every position (Smoak, Ackley, Franklin, Liddi, Peguro, Chavez, Pineda). What are the Yankees going to offer? More prospects? The Mariners are not the Royals. I am pretty sure they have ownership that doesn't have a problem spending money, so why not have King Felix be part of the next wave of talent that comes to Seattle?

March 13, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I am not sure why the Mariners would deal the best pitcher in baseball. They are not a cash strapped franchise. He is under an affordable contract. They have good prospects at almost every position (Smoak, Ackley, Franklin, Liddi, Peguro, Chavez, Pineda). What are the Yankees going to offer? More prospects? The Mariners are not the Royals. I am pretty sure they have ownership that doesn't have a problem spending money, so why not have King Felix be part of the next wave of talent that comes to Seattle?

Felix ain't going anywhere for a long time... Only shot the Yanks got is to sign him in FA, whenever that comes around.

March 13, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Guess the Yankees can't take "no" for an answer?

Baseball date rapers.... I'm on to you Yankees.

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March 13, 2011  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Baseball date rapers.... I'm on to you Yankees.

You guys stole all the good lines...

Great minds think alike. :-)

March 13, 2011  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Cashman's Jedi mind trick will soon have Seattle singing a different tune.

The arrogance of Yankees management - and some (not all) of their fans - is mind-boggling. Apparently they didn't learn a damn thing in the last 12 months when they lost out on Lee. Twice.

Apparently a few who ignore the other 49 states don't realize that T-shirts commenting on Yankee oral fixation are more common in Seattle than they are in New England. (FWIW, they're banned inside Fenway but not in Seattle)

You bargain from a position of strength. You want King Felix? Send over CC and Cano, and maybe they'll think about it. Otherwise forgetaboutit. Oh yea, that's what they're thinking.

March 13, 2011  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I am not sure why the Mariners would deal the best pitcher in baseball. They are not a cash strapped franchise. He is under an affordable contract. They have good prospects at almost every position (Smoak, Ackley, Franklin, Liddi, Peguro, Chavez, Pineda). What are the Yankees going to offer? More prospects? The Mariners are not the Royals. I am pretty sure they have ownership that doesn't have a problem spending money, so why not have King Felix be part of the next wave of talent that comes to Seattle?

I agree with you here.

March 13, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I am not sure why the Mariners would deal the best pitcher in baseball. They are not a cash strapped franchise. He is under an affordable contract. They have good prospects at almost every position (Smoak, Ackley, Franklin, Liddi, Peguro, Chavez, Pineda). What are the Yankees going to offer? More prospects? The Mariners are not the Royals. I am pretty sure they have ownership that doesn't have a problem spending money, so why not have King Felix be part of the next wave of talent that comes to Seattle?

Because his salary jumps from 10 mil this season, to 18.5 next season, 19.5 in 2013 and 20 mil in 2014. If the Mariners can't hit (we all know they can't), there's really no reason for them to pay a pitcher that much money to win 12 games.

I'd assume the Yanks are offering anyone other than Cano (Seattle won't want contracts like Tex's or Arods) for Felix....if they can bolster their lineup with prospects like Montero and others, along with some pitching prospects, it may be a better move for them financially and for the future.

I know they're not cash strapped, but Seattle moves players that get too expensive (Grif, Arod, etc.). And there's no reason to pay a guy 20 mil when your team is in 4th place.


If Felix gets moved this year, it will be right before the deadline.

March 13, 2011  11:46 AM ET

They're just holding out to force the Yank-Me's to up their offer to 30 cents on the dollar.

March 13, 2011  11:49 AM ET

Yankees Want! .. Yankees Get!....Watch!

March 13, 2011  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yankees Want! .. Yankees Get!....Watch!

Go Yankees...the spoilers 2011.....than WS 28

March 13, 2011  12:00 PM ET

If and when the Mariners decide to move Felix, the Yankees will be in a bidding war with at least 10 other teams for his services.

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March 13, 2011  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The arrogance of Yankees management - and some (not all) of their fans - is mind-boggling. Apparently they didn't learn a damn thing in the last 12 months when they lost out on Lee. Twice.Apparently a few who ignore the other 49 states don't realize that T-shirts commenting on Yankee oral fixation are more common in Seattle than they are in New England. (FWIW, they're banned inside Fenway but not in Seattle)You bargain from a position of strength. You want King Felix? Send over CC and Cano, and maybe they'll think about it. Otherwise forgetaboutit. Oh yea, that's what they're thinking.

Dont take it personally against the yankees dude to keep calling.......any GM that is not constantly inquiring on one of the best pitchers in baseball isnt doing his job. Im sure Jack Z is field calls from many other teams as well, just the Yankees get the publicity

March 13, 2011  12:36 PM ET

And the Yankees keep getting calls about their catchers. Especially Sanchez. so what.

 
March 13, 2011  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The arrogance of Yankees management - and some (not all) of their fans - is mind-boggling. Apparently they didn't learn a damn thing in the last 12 months when they lost out on Lee. Twice.Apparently a few who ignore the other 49 states don't realize that T-shirts commenting on Yankee oral fixation are more common in Seattle than they are in New England. (FWIW, they're banned inside Fenway but not in Seattle)You bargain from a position of strength. You want King Felix? Send over CC and Cano, and maybe they'll think about it. Otherwise forgetaboutit. Oh yea, that's what they're thinking.

What does losing out on Cliff Lee have anything to do with arrogance? And exactly how is Yankee management arrogant?

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