Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik doesn't allow me to finish the question.

"He ain't going anywhere,'' Zduriencik says of superstar pitcher Felix Hernandez. "He's staying right here.''

That might not be welcome news to teams looking for an ace starter this trade deadline. But it will be to King Felix, who is nearly as emphatic about his wishes to stay in Seattle.

"I've got two more years to go on my contract,'' said Hernandez, who is 6-5 with a 3.13 ERA and has 128 strikeouts, which is tied for the American League lead with All-Star starter Justin Verlander. "It's not my decision. But I would love to stay. I love Seattle. I love the organization, and the city.

"I would be disappointed [to be traded],'' Hernandez added. "I don't think they will do that. I love them. And I think they like me, too.''