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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, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

 Great trade for both teams. They both got what they need. Yanks rotation suddenly looks pretty solid with Kuroda added as well. Montero will hit for sure. Will the M's try him at catcher...who knows. They needed a young bat and got it. I think Pineda may get lit up a little at Yankee stadium but has a ton of upside. He will be a great pitcher down the line I'm sure. Well done!
Didn't know that The Mariners somehow became the "MARINEROS"? Was that photoshoped? (See Pinada's jersey)



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:35 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

This is an old outdated team. It will be a pleasure to watch Decrepit Jeter and Ancient Rod falling on their faces going for balls in the hole. Yankee fan please enlighten me about the other dinosaurs that you have in the starting 9.  Also let’s hope CC comes to camp under 700 pounds.




Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

best pitching staff in baseball resides in halonation!
did you mean halucination?????



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Agreed....for the Mariners fans on here acting like this is a terrible trade or that it should somehow get vetoed by Selig - you only know your own team and nothing about the rest of baseball.  Jesus Montero's ceiling is a batter is as high as any young and upcoming prospect in the league.  This was a great trade for both teams ---- Yankees have young depth at catcher and needed starting pitching.  Where as the Mariners have good up and coming arms with pathetic hitting.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

The Yankees FO is so clever. They always seem to find the right move to get their team in position to make a run for the pennant. This time is no different.  They're never afraid to spend the money.  Also,  my guess is they'll make another move to add some special player,  all other teams over-looked,  to their regular BO for insurance.  They'll be in the playoffs again this year.
What does body odor have to do with it?





Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

This was a bad trade. Pineda is not going to handle the AL East.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

Not real happy to see Jesus go...



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:11 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

great move for the Yanks!


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Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:56 pm
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Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:44 pm
 

Yankees agree to trade Montero for Pineda

The Yankees FO is so clever. They always seem to find the right move to get their team in position to make a run for the pennant. This time is no different.  They're never afraid to spend the money.  Also,  my guess is they'll make another move to add some special player,  all other teams over-looked,  to their regular BO for insurance.  They'll be in the playoffs again this year.


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