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Some talking heads were saying just this week how the the New York Yankees had been so quiet this offseason until tonight when general manager Brian Cashman shook up the baseball world with a blockbuster trade that netted him right-handed starting pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Jesus Montero and right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi.
Pineda went 9-10 in his rookie season with a 3.74 ERA and 173 strikeouts in 171 innings and will slot nicely in behind CC Sabathia as the number two starter in the Yankees rotation. Campos pitched in Short-Season Class A at age 19 and went 5-5 with a 2.32 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings.
The Yankees made another move to bolster their rotation by signing free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $10 million contract. The 36-year-old Kuroda will slot into the number three spot in the Yankees rotation making a mediocre rotation before tonight suddenly very strong and deep with Ivan Nova ...
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The Yankees made major waves in the baseball world tonight with a big time trade and free agent acquisition. The trade, which sent top Yankee prospect and expected starting DH Jesus Montero and big leaguer Hecter Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for stud pitcher Michael Pineda and prospect Jose Campo, really makes both teams better and turns the Yankees into potentially the class of...
In one of the biggest off-season moves in the MLB, the Mariners have reportedly traded young star, starting pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees in exchange for Jesus Montero. As many reporters have mentioned, this deal won't be announced today or anytime soon until physicals on both sides have been completed. The Mariners are also sending over pitching prospect Jose...
The Seattle Mariners agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero on Friday, a swap involving two of baseball's top young talents. As part of the trade, the...
Just minutes after the news broke that the Yankees traded Jesus Montero to the Mariners for Michael Pineda, we find out that they also signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to Jack Curry and Buster Olney.
The Yankees have managed to add two pieces to their rotation tonight and have not hurt their longterm payroll goals.
They now have six pitchers...
Yankees end silent offseason by adding key pitchers to rotation
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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.
The trade between the Yankees and Mariners looks to me like a way for each team to fill a critical need for the long term rather than the short, with ...
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.
Amid ongoing speculation whether Seattle would land free-agent Prince Fielder, general manager Jack Zduriencik went a different route to address the club's glaring need for run production. The Mariners will trade All-Star pitcher Michael Pineda to the Yankees in a package that will bring them power-hitting catcher Jesus Montero.