08:16 AM ET 06.21 | To the consternation of many in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps Felix Hernandez, like Michael Pineda, may not be untouchable. Well, trading Felix for the right package still would make sense, given the Mariners' offensive deficiencies. But if the M's prefer, they can deal from a different position of strength, offering one or more of their big young arms for a hitter of comparable age and promise. Think the next Castro -- someone like Rangers Double-A shortstop Jurickson Profar or Orioles Double-A shortstop Manny Machado. ... If, a year ago at this time, I had suggested that the Mariners trade Pineda, the reaction surely would have been venomous. Well, how did that turn out? Pineda brought back [Jesus Montero].