PINEDA for MONTERO: Did the Yankees make the right move?

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The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners have agreed upon one of the more unique trades in recent memory; exchanging top prospects/rookies Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero in a four-player deal.  In today’s Baseball market—which sees the biggest gap between big-market and small-market teams in all of professional sports—big-market teams usually exchange their top prospects [...]

Yankees Trade Montero

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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 [...]

Yankees: Sign Cespedes, Trade Montero?

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The Potential The big rumor of the week circling the Yankees has been their overwhelming interest in Cuban defector, Yoennis Céspedes.  On the surface this move looks to be the end of Yankees fan favorite, Nick Swisher.  Céspedes is a natural center fielder with plus speed and a plus bat; and could very well be an upgrade [...]

Game 157: Montero Breaks Out On Boston

With today’s 9-1 victory over Boston and Detroit’s 6-5 loss in Detroit, the Yankees have locked up home field advantage throughout the American League postseason.   Jesus Montero was hyped for many of the Yankees fans waiting to see if he would live up to the hype. Today may have been the day that he [...]

Game 139: Jesus Breaks Out

The 21-year old from Venezuela, Jesus Montero accomplished career firsts in today’s 11-10 victory. After all the hype that Montero was projected as the best hitting prospect since some shortstop named Derek Jeter, today was his day. In the 5th inning, Jesus Montero hit his first career home run into right field to break an [...]

Yankees Expected to Promote Montero

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The Yankees are expected to promote prospect Jesus Montero when rosters expand Thursday. Finally. Montero is currently having his best month of the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .308/.370/.604 with eight homers and a .974 OPS. The Yankees likely won’t test him behind the plate, but he should get some at-bats as the designated hitter [...]

Montero Call Up Soon

via MLB.com | The Yankees have been keeping a close eye upon the progress of catcher Jesus Montero for years, and his first big league callup could finally be right around the corner. Montero, rated the Yankees’ top prospect and No. 6 overall in baseball by MLB.com, was batting .289 with 11 homers and 51 [...]

Montero to be Called up to Yankees Soon?

According to the Trenton Times, Yankees prospect Jesus Montero could be promoted “in the very near future.” Montero has posted a somewhat disappointing .283/.342/.429 batting line in 84 games this season at the Triple-A level, but the Yankees love his power potential and apparently feel that he’s nearly ready to contribute to the major league [...]

Jesus Montero: Prospect Spotlight

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  Jesus Montero Full Name: Jesus Alejandro Montero Born: 11/28/1989 Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela Height: 6′ 3″ Weight: 235 Bats: R Throws: R 2011 Season Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS SWB INT .282 78 305 33 86 15 1 8 42 127 [...]

Yankees News: Colorado wants Killer B’s and Montero for Jimenez?

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via NEW YORK (WFAN) – Even with his early season struggles, the Rockies aren’t about to deal away 19-game winner Ubaldo Jimenez for peanuts. “We would have to be absolutely overwhelmed,” Colorado general manager Dan O’Dowd told the Denver Post this weekend. “It would have to be a Herschel Walker deal.” The trade for Walker [...]