Yankees Trade Montero

According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mariners have acquired Jesus Montero from the Yankees for right-hander Michael Pineda.
Greg Johns of MLB.com was told by a team source that the Mariners will acquire Montero and right-hander Hector Noesi from the Yankees for Pineda and prospect right-hander Jose Campos. It’s a stunning deal in many respects, but the Mariners needed an impact bat in the worst way. It will be interesting to see whether he is used at designated hitter or whether the club tries to stick him behind the plate. Pineda turns 23 next week and posted a 3.74 ERA and 173/55 K/BB ratio over 171 innings as a rookie last season. He should fit quite nicely behind C.C. Sabathia in the Yanks’ rotation for the next few years. It will be interesting to see where the Bombers turn with their DH spot considering that Montero was projected to start the season there.

Yankees give up their big young bat for a big strong young pitcher – Was it worth it?  Give your opinion on the trade below!

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  • http://twitter.com/Nick_BD Nick_DK

    I hated this when I first heard this but thinking about it’s actually a fair deal. We all love to see are prospects do well in the bigs, we all watched Jesus come through the ranks. Then he’s gone like that, It’s the price you have to pay for future ace type young pitchers.

    All the beat writers on twitter seem to think Yankees got a great deal here. Buster Olney said this “Some execs from other AL East teams believe Yankees just made an incredible trade.”. 

    Noesi is gone aswell but other key part of this trade is Campos was No. 5 on my Mariners prospect list. 19 yo Venezuelan
    with power frame, power stuff, huge upside, going to take time. Got this of a M’s blog “I’ve never seen anybody who can pitch like that with his fastball,”
    the AL scout said. “He locates it pretty good and it’s got deception and
    it’s got angle and it’s got movement. It’s a pretty good testament when
    somebody can pitch like that with their fastball.”
    As I type this Yanks also got Kurodo.

  • Combat_hitting

    Pineda does have All-Star caliber stuff. As Adam Sandler would say, “Not too shabby.”

  • Anonymous

    As a Yankees fan living in Seattle, I like this deal a lot.  I have watched Pineda move through the M’s system and he is a legit stud.   My primary concern is how he will handle pitching for, and in NY.

    The pressure is totally different than playing in Seattle.  Will be interesting to see how he handles it.

    • Gregory Scott

      Good to hear – I agree- to me, this trade was a no brainer.  Pineda has the chance to be special.  There aren’t too many guys that come around like him.  Any more insight you may have about Campos would be awesome..http://nyyuniverse.com/mechanics-breakdown/jose-campos-mechanics-breakdown/

      • Anonymous

        Campos has lots of upside.  Not as good as Felix or Pineda at that age (Campos is only 19) but still a great prospect.  I responded in the Campost post as well.  The short is that I think NY got a great starter in Pineda and a really good prospect in Campos.

  • http://twitter.com/Laura_Curtiss Laura♥

    Not a chance in hell.