Following an Opening Day performance against the Rangers in Arlington, Felix Hernandez gets tagged with a loss after going 6 IP allowing 3 R (1 ER), allowing only 1 hit, walking 5, and fanning 6. King Felix' walks mounted up in the fifth inning after having 2 errors behind him, causing him to get fatigued much earlier than he expected.
I've been a big fan of Felix Hernandez for a while and, like Troy Tulowitzki last year, it's tough to watch a guy with a ton of talent practically waste his career away on a team that has given up a lot of money and gotten little results. Hernandez is 143-102 with a 3.11 ERA in his 11-year career (all with Seattle). But throughout his superb career, the 2012 AL Cy Young winner has never had the luxury of playing in the playoffs, which is just sad to see because he can really help a contender get to that next level.
Felix Hernandez' trade value is absolutely through the roof and, aside from the Mets, every team in baseball would take him in their rotation. So why not gauge the market for the 29-year-old if you're Seattle? You aren't going anywhere, so a restart could really benefit the organization.
It's just a thought, because it's highly unlikely that the Mariners follow the path of the Rockies and trade their star to rebuild. But just imagine what a guy like Hernandez could do with the Royals or Pirates. That team would win the World Series without a doubt.