Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that he's open to extending Felix Hernandez and the pitcher's agent made similar comments. The Mariners apparently listened to offers for Felix last month and though Zduriencik says he'd have to listen again if a team called, he sounds understandably reluctant to trade his ace before the beginning of next year.
"He'll be on the mound unless we get Koufax or Marichal," Zduriencik said. "That's a long way to predict. But I have all the confidence in the world that he's going to be there."
Hernandez, 23, should hit free agency after the 2011 season.