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Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:41 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 10:39 pm
 


By C. Trent Rosecrans

So much for that quiet Yankees winter. New York has finally made its move for a pitcher, agreeing to trade for right-hander Michael Pineda from the Mariners in exchange for top prospect Jesus Montero, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. The Mariners will also get right-hander Hector Noesi, while right-hander Jose Campos goes the Yankees, Heyman reports. The deal is pending physicals.

Yankees' big night

Pineda, 22, went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA for the Mariners last season, striking out 173 batters in 171 innings. The 6-foot-7 Pineda was an early front-runner for Rookie of the Year, going 8-6 with a 3.03 ERA in 18 starts in the first half of the season, but struggled down the stretch going 1-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 10 starts, despite his walk and strikeout rates remaining relatively steady during those two stretches. He also benefitted from the spacious Safeco Field, putting up a 2.92 ERA in 12 starts at home and a 4.40 ERA in 16 games on the road.

Montero, also 22, played in 18 games for the Yankees last season, hitting .328/.406/.590 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games and 69 plate appearances. He started three games at catcher and 14 as the team's designated hitter. He also appeared in a game of the American League Division Series against the Tigers, hitting two singles in two plate appearances, driving in a run. In Triple-A, he hit .288/.348/.467 with 18 homers at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 

Montero has been seen as a finished product at the plate, but drew plenty of questions behind it. Many see the right-handed hitter as unable to catch every day in the big leagues and is better suited to being a full-time DH or first baseman.

Noesi will be 25 later this month and went 2-2 with a 4.47 ERA in 30 appearances for the Yankees in 2011, including two starts. Overal the he struck out 45 and walked 22 in 56 1/3 innings.

Campos, 19, went 5-5 with a 2.32 ERA at Low-A Everett, starting 14 games. He struck out 85 and walked 13 in 81 1/3 innings.

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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:57 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Hmmm, STLewy....Jeter, Pettitte, Posada. Mariano Rivera, Soriano....I think they waited long enough for them to develop!

Jeter and Rivera are HOF bound to boot!

Montero can hit a ton but will he have a position to play?  They needed arms and got 2 solid ones...made sense....and adding Kuroda to that just makes it better!



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:55 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

@ All you know is hype. Your favorite teams are all teams hyped by the media. CC til hes 40+? A-Rod MVP season??? hahah NO.  Your all hype team did just get a ridiculous bargain price for a future ACE though.



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:54 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Wow Great move for the Yankees, they needed a #2 pitcher and got it for a part time Catcher part time DH. Even if Montero becomes a great hitter a top of the rotation pitcher who is cost controlled for years has much much more value IMO. Also Campos has higher upside than Noesi so it looks like they won that part too. Although Seattle was desperate for hitting I think they lost the trade. Now if Seattle signs Prince their lineup will have gotten much much better but still have the powerhouse Ranger and Angels to deal with.



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:46 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Like it or not boys, The EMIRE HAS JUST STRUCK BACK!!!!  Getting a You ng Gun in Pineda and a very good Pitcher in Kuroda
and also picking up a talented young pitcher in Campos this is a no brainer .

CC, Pineda,Kuroda, Nova, Burnett, and Phil Hughes or Freddy Garcia WOW!!! We are deep in Starters. Also Joba will be coming back, Look Out!!! Here come #28!! Just give the Yanks the Rings now LMAO!!!



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:27 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

I respect your loyalty to your team, but long term you are gonna need fresh blood....where is it? C.C.=fine....everywhere else your losing it slowly but surely.  Yanks are fine for a couple more years, same as sox, but if both teams don't start doing the right thing then your division will no longer be the TOP division, sorry.


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Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:20 am
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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:08 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

1/2of the Yankees roster will be on the dl and the other ½ will be filing for social security. They are old, tired, and on a serious down slope. It will be a pleasure to watch Decrepit Jeter and Ancient Rod fall on their faces going for balls in the hole.




Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:07 am
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

I am not a yankee hater, but....seriously....LMAO....every year "they make the right moves".  I'm sorry yankees fans but this is absurd.  These moves just show a management team with to many generals and not enoough soldiers.  Put your money in the farm system where it is needed.  And by the way....it takes a little time to incorporate talent from within, Its just too bad New York (great city) fans are too impatient to wait for the long term things to work out.  Just sad.  Just an observers opinion.  MLB and ESPN will always agree with NYY because thats where the money is, I get that, but its just really really sad....even if these moves work, for who long???



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

o WOOOOW trade away a future ACE for a good young catcher who will not be great in Seattle


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