Found January 13, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Mariners have moved closer to a trade that would net them a "young impact hitter," reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  A source calls the trade "significant" and says Brandon League is not part of the deal (both links via Twitter).

A Quick Note On Michael Pineda’s Splits

Since the swap of Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero became public last night, a few talking points have become pretty commonplace. Some of them – Pineda’s reliance on his fastball and slider due to a subpar change-up, for instance – are definitely true, and are stories supported by the evidence. However, there have also been a few points that have been raised that don’t...

Reports: Mariners trading Michael Pineda to Yankees for bigger bats

The Mariners are reportedly trading ace pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees for four players including catcher Jesus Montero, a hot-item rookie with little major-league experience but great potential.’s Greg Johns reports that the M’s are sending Pineda and minor-leaguer Jose Campos to the Yankees, in return for Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi. The [...]

Mariners - Acquired Montero

Seattle Mariners acquire C Jesus Montero for P Michael Pineda and P Jose Campos ZiPS projected Montero at .271/.333/.486 in Yankee Stadium. Good enough for a 112 OPS+. He’s going to a much tougher place to hit, so the raw stat line is not going to be nearly as pretty to get the same value. Let’s put it this way. Justin Smoak (a name not chosen at random of course) put up a...

MLB: Yanks Improve Rotation By Trading for Mariners' Michael Pineda and Signing Hiroki Kuroda

  The Yankees surprised the baseball world on Friday by trading highly-touted catching prospect Jesus Montero and young pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for young, hard-throwing right-handed SP Michael Pineda and minor-league righty Jose Campos according to multiple sources including MLB Trade Rumors. There were some rumors about the Mariners making a blockbuster...

Coast to Coast Trade

The Yankees and Mariners are pulling off a blockbuster trade: The Seattle Mariners agreed to trade right-hander Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero on Friday, a swap involving two of baseball’s top young talents. A person familiar with the deal confirmed the trade to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one...

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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