Found January 16, 2012 on Unathletic:
The New York Yankees have traded top prospect Jesus Montero and right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for phenom pitcher Michael Pineda and righty Jose Campos, a source told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. The Yankees receive the 22-year-old Pineda after he went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA for the Mariners as a rookie last year. Right now Seattle fans are trying to convince themselves this was a good deal, while Yankees fan do the same thing. The fact of the matter is; we won’t know for 10 years. Right now, the Mariners have a “safer” bet in Montero. However, the Yankees have a high risk/reward in Michael Pineda. Remember, there’s nothing like pitching in the AL East. I think both teams benefit from this deal. Rarely do you find a deal where you really can’t say a side benefited. Both teams filled a need. Neither player is really “proven” so both teams assumed the risk. Like I said, I think you’re going to get 25/100 consistently from Montero. I’m not exactly sure...
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