Found January 16, 2012 on
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On December 4, Joel Sherman of the New York Post explained why the Yankees were unlikely to make a free-agent splash this offseason. The new collective bargaining agreement provided tremendous incentives for Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenners to begin paring their payroll down, with a two-year goal of dropping it below $189 million, the luxury tax threshold in 2014.
Forty days later, Cashman sought to accomplish that goal in one fell swoop. He acquired Michael Pineda and Jose Campos from the Mariners—pitchers he believes will form forty percent of the Yankees’ rotation in 2014 and allow them to control costs. Initial reactions from fans on Twitter suggested that the Yankees gave up too much, and Cashman himself even admitted that he gave up a player who could be the second coming of Mike Piazza or Miguel Cabrera. But even if that were the case, the new span<span data-scayt_word="CBA
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It’s hard to not to be excited about Michael Pineda wearing pinstripes. He’s young, has top-of-the-rotation upside, and controllable for the next five years. He’s everything the Yankees hope Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos will be, except he already established a foundation in the big leagues. For all the celebration regarding the deal, Pineda isn’t a perfect pitcher and...
When word got out Friday that the Mariners were in the process of trading young pitching standout Michael Pineda to the Yankees for highly regarded catcher Jesus Montero, immediate reaction from many was, "How could Seattle give up such a promising arm?"
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One winner not discussed in the Yankees blockbuster deal that imported Michael Pineda is A.J. Burnett.
We all know that Burnett is paid like a top-of-the-rotation starter, but his performance resembles a typical fifth starter. He’s an inconsistent innings eater that struggles to produce an overall league average performance. With the acquisition of Pineda, Burnett becomes the most...
I will be talking about the big Yankees acquisitions tonight at 8pm, but I would like to get the pulse of the fans.
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With the New York Yankees trading for Michael Pineda there’s no chance for Bartolo Colon to rejoin the team. So what are his possibilities now? There’s got to be a couple teams interested in giving the 38-year old a chance right? Well there is.
@Buster_ESPN: Oakland Athletics are in negotiations with Bartolo Colon.
@jaysonst: The #Diamondbacks, who still have an opening for...