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Analyzing What the Yankees-Mariners Michael Pineda Trade Means for Both Squads

laying quietly in the weeds for the entire offseason, the New York Yankees were extremely busy on Friday, making great strides in shoring up a starting rotation that had a lot of holes in 2011 and was a question mark heading into 2012.  

First, they traded their top prospect and potential stud catcher/DH Jesus Montero to Seattle for one of the majors' brightest young power arms in Michael Pineda.  Later, they signed veteran pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth a reported $10 million.  

In doing so, they were able to lure one of the free-agent market's best available starters away from the West Coast and rival Boston Red Sox, who had a reported interest in the Japanese hurler.  

While at first ...

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