AL West Notes: Hernandez, Mariners, Angels, Barajas

Here's a look at a few items out of the American League West..

  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik has no intentions to trade Felix Hernandez and the organization plans to build around the 25-year-old right-hander, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
  • The Angels called to express interest in Rod Barajas after he had already committed to the Pirates, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
  • The Angels announced that former big leaguer Hal Morris has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract to become the team's director of pro scouting, writes Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times.  After retiring as a player Morris scouted amateur players from 2008-2009 for the Pirates  before joining the Red Sox in 2010. 


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40 Comments on "AL West Notes: Hernandez, Mariners, Angels, Barajas"


Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

“Jack Zduriencik has no intentions to trade Felix Hernandez”  Freakin Crap!  We have to go over this crap again?!  For God sakes please let there not be any Yankee fans reading this.

3 years 9 months ago

I would think you’d want them to read it. They seemed to have ignored it the other 3000 times it was posted and the other 8000 times it was said on New York Sports Radio.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 9 months ago

do you know any Yankee fans? they refuse to hear that King Felix will not be a yankee anytime soon

CrustyJuggler
3 years 9 months ago

I have never seen a player NOT being available be such big news.  Seems they have to reiterate it over and over every offseason.

cyberboo
3 years 9 months ago

Now he has done it.  Seattle has stated that Hernandez is off the market, having never been on it, but that won’t stop Yankee fans from posting insulting trade offers again on the boards.  They do it every time without having to be prompted.  You then see ten thousand future rotations listed with Hernandez leading Sabathia, etc, as it means diddly to anyone, except a waste of time.  You then see the continuous Montero isn’t worth Hernandez or he can’t be included, because he is too valuable in New York garbage.  If he is too valuable, what does that make King Felix, the fifth starter on most teams?  It is like, get real or get off the boards.  lol. 

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

I agree but explain how the trades are insulting. Most if not all of them include Cano and/or Montero along with other high pitching prospects, some of whom in the top 50.

Overall I do agree with you, the proposals and “rumors” are annoying.

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

Cano is insulting.  He only has 2 yrs of control left at $15mill apiece!  That’s how its insulting.

k0o56
3 years 9 months ago

Another mention of Hernandez not being available? I call TROLL on the writers of MLBTR!

AndreTheGiantKiller
3 years 9 months ago

Angels were interested in a catcher with some pop? They should see if Mike Napoli is available

OCAngels
3 years 9 months ago

We could have Mathis catch this year and I guarantee you the Halos will win the Freeway series. All Day!

3 years 9 months ago

Can we start another thread with trade proposals for Clayton Kershaw? I figure we need about 150 more to catch up to all of the Felix Hernandez trade proposal threads.

3 years 9 months ago

@cyberboo its common sense!!! and yankee fans see it and mariner fans are to stuck with felix and are to stingy to see what they could get.. you get an amazing bat for the future. (granted not very good defensively) and a nice arm in betance

3 years 9 months ago

Montero and Betances alone is pretty laughable for King Felix, not that he’d be traded in the first place, which he won’t (by all accounts). He’s even gone as far as expressing his desire to stay with Seattle well beyond the end of his current contract.

3 years 9 months ago

I’m sure the M’s have listened to numerous offers for Felix from many different teams…obviously nothing worthy enough to prompt a move.

I’m sure NY has made an offer a few times including Betances and Montero.

王威評
3 years 9 months ago

Yanks want someone who is off the table, they better offer someone who is off the table as well. 

Maybe Granderson+montero+betances would get the Ms to listen.

angryredmenace
3 years 9 months ago

“Maybe Granderson+montero+betances would get the Ms to listen.”

If by “listen” you mean pick up the phone, hear the proposal, then hang up.Yes, The Mariners will listen.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

Not sure how that’s a bad proposal. Granderson and Felix have each played 6 full seasons, Hernandez has a slight edge in WAR, 32.7 to 30.7, and Montero and Betances are 2 of the top 50 prospects in baseball. Explain how that trade would be bad for the Mariners? That trade actually sucks big time for the Yankees.

Please note to Yankee haters, I was not the one who started that offer, I just continued on lol.

王威評
3 years 9 months ago

Ms dont need and dont want to deal Felix.  If Yanks and any other team wants him, its gotta be a killer offer.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

Sigh. Read my last sentence.

Chris_RG
3 years 9 months ago

Angels? Looking for catching help? How could they live without Jeff Mathis and his robust .484 OPS?!

WoolCorp
3 years 9 months ago

Mike Scioscia is the best catcher the Angles presently have.
Sucks to be you.

Sincerely,
Rangers fans

OCAngels
3 years 9 months ago

want to know what’s even funnier. One pitch away TWICE!  LMAO!

MCMLXXVII
3 years 9 months ago

better than watching from home.

3 years 9 months ago

We have a World Championship

WoolCorp
3 years 9 months ago

Vernon Wells trade> anything the Rangers have ever done wrong

3 years 9 months ago

Want to know what’s even more interesting? The Angels were only about 3912 pitches from winning the World Series.

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

Wanna know whats still funnier?  One pitch away. TWICE!

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

I guess only the 1986 Red Sox feel worse, huh? 

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

No I think the Rangers take the cake on that too.  I mean come on, TWICE!

3 years 9 months ago

Y’all can hate on the Rangers all you want. We all know it’s jealousy because we are clearly the better team. The Angels will not even sniff the playoffs for quite some time.
We take your players that you’ve tossed away and flip into value (Vlad), or support them when they become one of the best catchers in the game (Nap).
It’s interesting how Napoli likes playing in Texas so much more than in Anaheim. He loves our clubhouse, our demeanor, and knows we will be contending for the foreseeable future.
Where will the Angels be? Losing ground to the mariners and A’s year after year after year.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

But the Mets were down to their last strike about 10 times, whereas the Cardinals, maybe a couple of times?

OCAngels
3 years 9 months ago

😉

3 years 9 months ago

You are clearly not bitter lol

MCMLXXVII
3 years 9 months ago

I’m a 1995-and-on Yankees hating Mariner fan, and I still think Jesus Montero is better than Justin Smoak.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

Cerveli and AJ for Felix and Pineda. 

Ta-Kuan Fuan
3 years 9 months ago

Why stop now?

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

No hate prior to 1995? Or did you just become a Mariner fan in 95, when ahem, they made their first playoff appearance.

Bob9988
3 years 9 months ago

The Yankees weren’t the “Yankees” we all know now.  So no, I didn’t have a reason to hate them till like 2000 actually.

m4r1n3r
3 years 9 months ago

AHAHAHAHAHA…. yeah no. Felix AND Pineda? Gimme some of what you’re smoking.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

I am not very good at detecting internet sarcasm, but it is clearly obvious that you are Very Bad at it.