Dec 20 2011
Back in July, Bleacher Report put out an article citing their reasons why they believed Felix Hernandez would not be traded in 2011. Well, technically it’s still 2011, and now Andrew Marchand of ESPN is writing blogs about ‘How the Yankees can acquire King Felix.
I’ve been monitoring this situation closely, and I can give you 5 reasons why the Yankees and Mariners will make this deal happen. All logic and ‘public issued statements’ would indicate otherwise, but I’m telling you; this trade is going to go down.
Let me convince you….
(5) The Yankees NEEEEEEEEEED Him
I think it’s safe to say the Yankees are getting tired (after two years) of watching their pitching sacrifice their title run. They need a big-time pitcher to compliment CC Sabathia. One thing we’ve learned about the Yankees is that they usually get what they want. Furthermore, I believe Brian Cashman has FINALLY learned that he’s not going to solve these issues with washed-up retreads. So that doesn’t mean anything…. Oh no? The Yankees were unusually quiet this offseason weren’t they? There’s reason to be suspicious something big is going down.
(4) Felix Hernandez Wants/Needs A Change of Scenery
Look at what’s happened in the NBA. Guys are bailing left and right for an opportunity to play for a contender. What makes you think that’s not going to happen in baseball, especially in the case of Felix Hernandez? To his credit, he’s been the victim of HORRIFIC run-support and just a flat-out crappy team and hasn’t said a word. Don’t you think the soon-to-be-26-year old is going to want to pitch in the spotlight in the playoffs soon. With the Angels getting Pujols, the likelihood of the Mariners making the playoffs in the next 5 years is next to impossible. The clock is ticking before Felix starts to get restless.
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