Found January 23, 2012 on
SEATTLE (AP) -- Considering the heady talent that Brian Cashman has controlled in his tenure as general manager of the New York Yankees, his belief in the talent of Jesus Montero has to bring hope for the offensively starved Seattle Mariners.

Behold: Jesus Montero gets his Mariners mugshot

Well, the Mariners didn’t get Prince Fielder. But they did pick up a hot hitting prospect in Jesus Montero. On Monday, the M’s made the official announcement: Seattle had traded All-Star pitcher Michael Pineda and minor-leaguer Jose Campos to the Yankees in return for Montero and right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi. You can read all about [...]

The 2012 All Prospect Team

Catcher – Devin Mesoraco (Cincinnati Reds) Some may wonder why not Jesus Montero.  The answer is simply because Montero is a not a legit catcher.  I understand Seattle intends to play him over there part time, but that’s essentially an open invitation for teams to steal bases at will and pitchers will be cognizant of the fact that any ball in the dirt has a good chance of...

Scouting the Mariners Top Hitting Prospects

Now that the Mariners went out and made what is likely to be their biggest move of the winter in acquiring Jesus Montero, the outlook of the organization has changed a bit. No longer needing to produce a true cleanup hitter, SeattleClubhouse takes a look at the hitters that could potentially help the big league club as complimentary pieces in 2012. Scouting reports and MLB-player comps included.

Mariners welcome Montero; Yankees trade for Pineda official

SEATTLE -- Before even playing his first game in Seattle, Jesus Montero is already being touted as the middle-of-the-order answer to the Mariners’ offensive woes. The New York Yankees hope Michael Pineda does the same for their pitching rotation. The Mariners and Yankees finalized their four-player trade on Monday that...

Yankees, Mariners complete Michael Pineda, Jesus Montero trade

Trade agreed on Jan. 13 finalized after players take physicals

Mariners-Yankees deal now official

SEATTLE - Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who has held that job for 14 years, said Monday that Jesus Montero...

Pineda – Montero Trade Fantasy Baseball Implications

Jonathan Bentz of Fantasy Baseball Dugout discusses the Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero trade and its impact on fantasy baseball 2012.

Quick Hits: Pineda, Posada, White Sox, Dodgers

Today the Yankees and Mariners announced the trade that will send right-handers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos to New York for catcher/DH Jesus Montero and right-hander Hector Noesi. Here are some links for Monday, starting with a couple of notes related to the blockbuster swap... In this week’s edition of Ask BA, Jim Callis of Baseball America explains that he prefers Rangers rig...

Can Brian Cashman Trade for a Hitter?

Since the deal that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle for Michael Pineda, we have been discussing which free agent DH makes sense for the Yankees. Names like Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, Raul Ibanez, and before he signed with Tampa, Carlos Pena all were debated. There is an internal option such as Jorge Vazquez that is unlikely, but can’t be discounted. Based on his...

Current Depth Chart

Prince Fielder isn’t coming to Seattle, so you can officially cross him off the “what’s next” list of possibilities. You could have done that after the team traded for Jesus Montero, honestly, but now you can officially stop wondering if the team was really going to put four 1B/DH types in the line-up at the same time next year. The answer is no – they’ll settle for...
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