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MLB Trades: Yankees Trade Montero for Pineda and Sign Kuroda, so What’s Next?

an offseason of near silence, the New York Yankees pulled the trigger on a trade today.

As a result, C/DH Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi go to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Michael Pineda and 19-year-old pitching prospect Jose Campos, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.

While the deal allows both teams to fill a glaring needs, it's hard to not wonder if the Yankees overpaid. 

After all, Pineda is a 22-year-old All-Star with seemingly limitless potential. But I can't help but remember that Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes—now a question mark after a disastrous 2010—was a 24-year-old All-Star with seemingly limitless potential this time last year.

Will Montero be a better long-term asset than Pineda? ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees


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