Why? So he doesn’t pitch two hit, eleven strikeout, complete game shutouts to them like he did tonight! That’s two complete games in a row against the Yankees. Cliff Lee last night, and King Felix "(as the Yankee announcers call him) tonight.
Think about it. The Mariners need offense, which the Yankees have, and the Yanks need a better pitcher then Javier Vazquez, which the Mariners have.
The Yankees could give Brett Gardner, Nick Johnson, Javier Vazquez, (they have to get rid of him some how!) Chad Huffman, and possibly some cash. The Mariners in return would give King Felix, who would take place of Vazquez in the Yankee rotation.
This trade makes perfect sense to me! The Mariners are trying to get rid of Cliff Lee, so why not get rid of Hernandez instead, and make the team be able to score more runs with more offense. I should be GM for the Yankees someday. General Manager Nickie…that sounds cool!