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Source: M’s Sign Felix Hernandez To Contract Extension!!

According to ESPN, the Seattle Mariners and starting pitcher Felix Hernandez have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension that will keep the right-hander in a Mariners uniform beyond 2011.

Terms of the deal have not yet been announced, but the extension will undoubtedly cover Hernandez’s final two arbitration years (2010 and 2011) under his current contract.

On a side note, this is the best news of the offseason so far for the M’s, with all due respect to Chone Figgins, Milton Bradley, Cliff Lee, and the rest of the signees, of course.

More details on this story as they become available. For now, praise Jackie Z!

Go M’s!

Trade Felix? That Would Be A Loser Move

felixThe Seattle Mariners are on the verge of being full-blown sellers in the hours leading up to Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, but that doesn’t mean they should consider dealing their ace.

Felix Hernandez is the heart and soul of the Mariners’ pitching staff, but in spite of that some of have suggested that trading him and capitalizing on his current value would be the smart move.

Trade Jarrod Washburn. Trade Brandon Morrow. Heck, go ahead and trade Russell Branyan if you absolutely must (though I’d prefer if you didn’t). But do not — I repeat, DO NOT — trade Felix Hernandez.

Here’s why.

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Felix In The NL? It’s Not That Far-Fetched

Felix Hernandez and catcher Jamie Burke embrace following the final out of Tuesday's game. (AP)
Felix Hernandez and catcher Jamie Burke embrace following the final out of Tuesday's game. (AP)

A complete game, two-hit shutout against the weak-hitting San Diego Padres had to get him thinking. And it just as easily had the rest of us questioning his future, as well.

What would it be like if Felix Hernandez pitched in the National League? Last night may very well have been a preview of that distinct possibility.

In nine innings of work against the Pads, Felix allowed two singles — one to Tony Gwynn, Jr., another to Kevin Kouzmanoff — struck out six, walked four, and threw an ace-like 117 pitches. He dominated from start to finish and not only displayed his full range of ability, but also the stark contrast in talent between the hitter-friendly American League and the pitcher-friendly National League.

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