Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
So the New York Yankees need starting pitching.
It just so happens there is a man in the Emerald City who is the object of their desire and his name is not “The Wizard of Oz.” The possessor of four wizardly pitches, Felix Abraham Hernandez sits in Seattle wearing a Mariners uniform, and every year the rumors swirl about the Yankees possibly finagling their pinstripes onto the back of the 25-year-old right-hander.
Will it ever happen?
Sure, it’s easy to immediately dismiss the idea as pure fiction. Sliced and diced with Ginsu knives, the scenarios have been repeatedly dissected. Yet, still “King Felix” calls the SoDo district home instead of the South Bronx.
However, there is a way to could happen that would benefit the Yankees, Mariners, and Hernandez himself. If the deal ever goes down, one of these criteria will definitely come into play.