Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 5/3/12
There are downsides to having a primary team, like developing tunnel vision to the other divisions. The Yankees guaranteed Jesus Montero would make fewer trips to Tropicana Field when they traded him to the Mariners. With only seven scheduled visits on the season, Montero demands attention when he plays at the Trop. This isn’t my first tango with Jesus, though my strongest memory entailed Joe Maddon intentionally loading the bases so as to face Montero with nobody out. (He would ground into a double play, albeit one that scored a run.) The Montero intrigue intensified with Matt Moore taking the mound on Tuesday night. Sam Miller wrote about Moore facing Miguel Cabrera for the first time earlier this season. I made a joke to Ben Lindbergh during Moore’s first tangle with Albert Pujols along similar lines.  Montero-Moore is different from those two encounters. This isn’t a case of hotshot versus established superstar, but rather hotshot versus hotshot. In five years, Montero-Moore...
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