Found January 14, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
I arrived home from work last night to an explosion on my Twitter timeline. Everyone was tweeting about the big trade that went down, sending Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to the Mariners for Michael Pineda and Jose Campo. Shocked and saddened, I expressed my feelings as best I could by tweeting: "Did the Yankees really just ruin my weekend?"I really felt that way, but then I got a chance to sleep on it. I woke up this morning feeling somewhat better about it because I saw it differently: Jesus Montero was expendable.Just as there was no room for the original Jesus thousands of years ago, for Jesus Montero, there was no room in the inn. The Yankees didn't have a position for their top prospect. If there was room for him, I am pretty sure he'd still be a Yankee today. Instead, he heads to that northwest manger where he'll play everyday. Will he save the soul of the Mariners? I believe he will. Their offensive soul anyway. Goodbye, and thank you, Jesus.

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