Found January 13, 2012 on Yahoo! Sports:
This is why the New York Yankees pay Brian Cashman the big bucks to be general manager. Cashman reconstructed the Yankees starting rotation Friday night by making a bold trade with the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Michael Pineda and throwing a lot of money at free-agent righty Hiroki Kuroda. The Yankees moved their top prospect, slugging catcher Jesus Montero, along with right-hander Hector Noesi to the M's for Pineda and 19-year-old right-hander Jose Campos. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times broke the story. Wow! Some people love a parade. I love a baseball trade, especially one featuring the two best young players in their respective organizations. When's the last time a deal like this was made? Josh Hamilton for Edinson Volquez in 2007? The key for the Yankees, of course, is stabilizing what was a spotty rotation in 2011.  Pineda, also 22, pitched like an ace in the first half for the Mariners in 2011 before falling off in the second half. He still finished with...

Michael Pineda, Hiroki Kuroda joining Yankees

The Seattle Mariners agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero on Friday, a swap involving two of baseball's top young talents. As part of the trade, the...

Mariners Trade Michael Pineda To Yankees For Jesus Montero

In one of the biggest off-season moves in the MLB, the Mariners have reportedly traded young star, starting pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees in exchange for Jesus Montero. As many reporters have mentioned, this deal won't be announced today or anytime soon until physicals on both sides have been completed. The Mariners are also sending over pitching prospect Jose...

Yankees get Mariners' Pineda for Montero (AP)

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Seattle Mariners have agreed to trade right-hander Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero in a deal involving two of baseball's top young talents. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because he wasn't authorized to discuss the trade that will be completed pending physicals.

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Talking About the Blockbuster Trade Tonight at 8pm

What else would we talk about tonight? Tune in live at 8pm to hear an hour of analysis and opinion on the Yankees-Seattle blockbuster deal that saw Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi swapped for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos. Hear why I think the Yankees won the trade, thoughts on how to improve the vacated DH position, and why its important to manage expectations with Pineda. I also...

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Mariners to acquire catcher Montero for pitcher Pineda

Amid ongoing speculation whether Seattle would land free-agent Prince Fielder, general manager Jack Zduriencik went a different route to address the club's glaring need for run production. The Mariners will trade All-Star pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees in a package that will bring them power-hitting catcher Jesus Montero.
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