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JESUS MONTERO RUMORS

Mariners' Montero looks for new beginning with new look

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Jesus Montero did not report to spring training out of shape. And for the Seattle Mariners and their fans, that's worth noting. Especially with many still waiting for Montero to prove himself as a major leaguer. Montero, once regarded as the future of the Mariners at catcher, isn't just a slimmer and trimmer version of his old self. He's also contrite, reading...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Is No Longer Fat

Pitchers and catchers don’t officially report for spring training until Friday, but the good news for the Seattle Mariners is that their highly-touted catching prospect Jesus Montero appears serious about re-establishing his role with the organization. His 2014 season got off to a rocky start when he showed up for camp 40 pounds overweight. As Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners To Release Scout Involved In Jesus Montero Ice Cream Fiasco

The Seattle Mariners scout who had an ice cream sandwich delivered to Jesus Montero during a minor league game is now looking for a new job. CBS Sports reports that the Mariners plan to release Butch Baccala a month after he yelled at Montero to hustle off the field and then sent ice cream to the dugout for the 24-year-old catcher. Montero then angrily approached the stands,...
Via NESN.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero’s ice cream buying scout has been fired

One of the most bizarre stories of the year has a conclusion. The Mariners scout who bought ice cream for Jesus Montero and sent it to the dugout, leading to an explosive confrontation, has been let go by the club according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Butch Baccala, who was promoted to the position of national cross-checker last year, was angry about Montero moving slowly on the...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2014  |  2 Comments

Montero benched for season after incident with scout

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Scout: Jesus Montero Ice Cream Incident Not Accurately Reported

Jesus Montero’s alleged ice cream-throwing might not have gone down exactly as reported. Butch Baccala, the Seattle Mariners scout who reportedly heckled Montero, delivered an ice cream sandwich to the former stud prospect in the dugout and had said sandwich thrown back at him at a minor league game in Boise, told The Seattle Times on Friday that what occurred is “not what is...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero threw ice cream sandwich at heckling Mariners scout

At one point, Jesus Montero was a promising prospect in the New York Yankees organization. He was later sent to the Seattle Mariners in the trade that brought Michael Pineda, yes that Michael Pineda, to New York. Since then, it’s been one bad thing after another. Last August, Montero was suspended 50 games for his […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero rolls into spring training 40 pounds overweight, says, ‘All I did was eat’ (photo)

Hey it’s Jesus Montero running during warmups #mariners pic.twitter.com/sqn5GC5ws3 — Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 18, 2014 Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times penned a critical commentary regarding the lost cause that is becoming former Seattle Mariners star prospect Jesus Momtero. Divish writes that Montero is “just another guy filled with potential, but unaware that he’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero offers apology as Mariners report

Jesus Montero was visibly nervous Wednesday as he apologized to his Seattle Mariners teammates and their fans. The catcher-turned-first baseman was joining the team at spring training for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball's Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation. ''I want to apologize to the whole organization and...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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