Felix Hernandez http://www.kplu.org en Lovefest for Felix; M's pitcher now highest paid hurler in baseball http://www.kplu.org/post/lovefest-felix-ms-pitcher-now-highest-paid-hurler-baseball <p>First came the American League Cy Young Award in 2010. Then, last year’s perfect game.&nbsp;</p><p>But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says nothing compares to the outpouring of emotion he witnessed this week at Safeco Field as the Mariners’ Felix Hernandez signed a contract that makes him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 7798 at http://www.kplu.org Lovefest for Felix; M's pitcher now highest paid hurler in baseball Trade Ichiro or Felix? Yes – Time for drastic action http://www.kplu.org/post/trade-ichiro-or-felix-yes-%E2%80%93-time-drastic-action <p>They Mariners have now lost 12 straight games, plummeting out of playoff contention for another season.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says desperate times call for desperate measures. That includes thinking seriously about trading Ichiro Suzuki or Felix Hernandez. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2147 at http://www.kplu.org Trade Ichiro or Felix? Yes – Time for drastic action Preview: Ichiro or Felix could go? Say it isn't so! http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-ichiro-or-felix-could-go-say-it-isnt-so <p>With Major League Baseball&#39;s trade deadline looming at the end of the month, and given the Mariners recent plummet from contention, KPLU sports commentator says the M&#39;s need to make some big moves.</p><p>That means getting rid of some veterans like Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez ... and their big salaries.</p><p>Adding urgency to this move, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2015684891_mari22.html">the Mariners got swept today</a> by the Blue Jays in Toronto, losing 7-to-5. They&#39;re losing streak now stands at 12.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:55:41 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2145 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: Ichiro or Felix could go? Say it isn't so! Mariner presence won't be felt All-Star Game http://www.kplu.org/post/mariner-presence-wont-be-felt-all-star-game <p>Two Mariner pitchers have been elected to the American League All-Star team. However, KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says, neither is expected to play in the game on Tuesday in Phoenix.</p><p>Adding insult to injury: One Mariner who&#39;s an All-Star veteran was left off the roster this year <strong>&ndash;</strong> Ichiro Suzuki. Fri, 08 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2035 at http://www.kplu.org Mariner presence won't be felt All-Star Game Should the Mariners trade Felix in rebuilding year? http://www.kplu.org/post/should-mariners-trade-felix-rebuilding-year <p>The Mariners have signed three veteran free agents in the past week.&nbsp; But the news is not generating much excitement.&nbsp; Sports commentator Art Thiel tells KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick that’s because the Mariners are embarking on a rebuilding year, which could have them entertaining offers for star pitcher Felix Hernandez.&nbsp; Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:52:14 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 382 at http://www.kplu.org Should the Mariners trade Felix in rebuilding year? M's pitcher Felix Hernandez named American League's best http://www.kplu.org/post/ms-pitcher-felix-hernandez-named-american-leagues-best <p>The Mariners' Felix Hernandez has won his first Cy Young Award.&nbsp; He was recognized Thursday as the American League’s best pitcher for the 2010 season.&nbsp; Sports commentator Art Thiel talked with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick about Felix’s honor in this week’s installment of <em>Sports with Art Thiel.&nbsp; Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:46:37 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 175 at http://www.kplu.org M's pitcher Felix Hernandez named American League's best Mariners' Felix Hernandez wins first Cy Young award http://www.kplu.org/post/mariners-felix-hernandez-wins-first-cy-young-award <p>After falling just short of the honor last year, Mariners pitching ace Felix Hernandez has won his first American League Cy Young Award.&nbsp; The announcement was made this morning.&nbsp; Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:12:11 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 173 at http://www.kplu.org Mariners' Felix Hernandez wins first Cy Young award