Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik says he's not going to trade Hernandez, but if the Mariners eventually want to become legitimate contenders they might have to. A blockbuster four-player deal with the Yankees would point the Mariners in the right direction.
Nova and Betances would go fit into a young rotation of Michael Pineda, Danny Hultzen and Jason Vargas -- a formidable five that should develop into a quintet of 15-game winners. Montero would give them a long-term, middle-of-the-order bat they would control for the next six years. And with the money saved on Hernandez, they could put that toward signing Prince Fielder.
The Yankees, on the other hand, would have one of the best 1-2 punches at the top of the rotation in C.C. Sabathia and Hernandez, and instantly improve their chances of getting back to the World Series.