Found January 16, 2012 on Fangraphs:
When the Seattle Mariners dealt left-hander Cliff Lee to the Texas Rangers for a package centered around first baseman Justin Smoak, my initial reaction was surprise – the New York Yankees were in the hunt and had apparently offered their top prospect, only to be rebuffed at the 11th hour. In Mar...

For Jesus (Montero), No Room In The Inn

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...

What did the Mariners get in Jesus Montero?

Jesus Montero's slugging profile fills an empty slot that exists not only in the Mariners' major league lineup, but through the entire organization. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at his profile and explains what makes Montero such a good bet to produce at the big league level in 2012 and beyond.

Jesus Montero and Defensive Value

It’s 2,300 words and I still feel like I just scratched the surface of the subject, but for those interested in whether I think Montero should be a catcher or a DH, I tackled that issue at FanGraphs today. For those who just want a summary – I can see the arguments for either decision, but I don’t think it will make a big difference in his value either way. A brutal defensive...

New York Yankees Finally Trade Jesus Montero; Are Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain Next?

Once upon a time, the New York Yankees had a core of four minor league prospects who were expected to one day change the team’s landscape at the major league level. Position differences aside, these young four were going to be the modern day version of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. And then reality hit, and everyone realized that the...

The Great Debate - Pineda/Montero Trade

<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman", "serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">As soon as I heard about the major trade last Friday evening with the Mariners sending Michael Pineda and Jose Campos to the Yankees in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi my first concern was; how does this affect their fantasy values heading into...

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...

Video: Winning weekend for Yankees

Craig Calcaterra likes the deal between the Yankees and Mariners that saw Michael Pineda land in the Bronx in exchange for Jesus Montero. (NBC Sports)
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