Found January 13, 2012 on Yahoo! Sports:
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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...
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