Seattle GM: No plan to deal Felix Hernandez
|Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik says he has no plans to trade Felix Herandez. He also comments on the players he got back from the Rangers for Cliff Lee in 2010.
Zduriencik was a guest on last Sunday’s edition of Rain Delay Theater on the Texas Rangers ESPN Radio Network when the Mariners and Rangers waited through a rain delay of more than two hours. He also discussed the Mariners second half, 2010 trade pieces Blake Beavan and Justin Smoak, Mariners needs, how the Mariners could compete with the Rangers in the future, manager Eric Wedge, and building an organization.
Zduriencik further explained why he won’t deal Hernandez.
“What we’d like to find is a four-hole hitter. That would help our team a whole lot more and keep Felix and try to build around him. He loves Seattle. He wants to stay there. He makes that clear. We’re anxious to keep him. He’s got two more years on a contract that he signed to and we’ll see what happens, but I don’t have any interest in trading Felix. I just don’t think that at the end of the day that if you get back a really nice looking prospect, that guy’s got to go a long way from wherever he’s at to still become a one-one. I think when you have that (in Felix Hernandez), you cherish that.”
The Rangers will not see King Felix in this weekend’s three-game series in Seattle.
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