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King Felix yearns for October stage

Despite all the losing M's have done in past decade-plus, Hernandez not dismayed

Originally Published: May 7, 2014
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Felix Hernandez lacks national exposure and run support in Seattle, but he basks in the communal atmosphere the city provides. When he stares in for the sign at Safeco Field, he can feel the warmth envelop him regardless of the circumstances. Rain or shine, Rangers or Athletics, closed roof or open air, it's a constant companion.

He made a long-term commitment to stay with the organization rather than explore other opportunities because the Mariners paid him $175 million over seven years ...

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