Originally Posted by Oxilon
Are M's even interested in trading Felix? I feel as if this is just another case of the media making smoke where there's no fire. Trying their darndest to get Felix in a Red Sox or Yankees uni.
They haven't came out and said so. But when you're that bad, and you need that many pieces; it's a matter of time until you have to sell off the one depreciating asset that you do have or at least entertain the thought in order to rebuild the ship and keep sailing as a healthy, profitable organization.
They have attempted several times to build different rosters and teams around Felix and it has not came close to being a success. At some point in the near future if they cannot change it around there might be nothing left to do but see if they can get a King's ransom for Felix. Look at what Cleveland yielded for Bartolo Colon. A package like that or better could change the Mariners big league organization for the better part of a decade.
I think they'll hold off as long as they can because he is special; but they could also take the old stance of "we have finished last with Felix, we can finish last without him"