Well, at least forget about Felix Hernandez as a Yankee anytime soon. The Seattle Mariners are about to sign King Felix to a seven-year, $175 million, according to USA Today.
Hernandez's annual salary of $25 million over seven seasons makes him the highest-paid pitcher of all time, eclipsing CC Sabathia's seven-year, $161 million deal before the 2009 season.
Hernandez, who turns 27 in April, will not be eligible for free agency until he is almost 34. The Mariners are obviously committed to building around him and will not look to trade him -- in the near future, at least.
Forget Felix Hernandez as a Yankee
ESPN New York | Feb 7