JESUS MONTERO RUMORS

Seattle Mariners option former top prospect Jesus Montero to AAA

Remember Jesus Montero? Well, if you don’t, the now 24-year-old catcher/designated hitter is a former top-10 prospect in all of baseball dating back to his time with the New York Yankees, but Montero’s short tenure with the Seattle Mariners hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. In that vein, the Mariners reportedly decided to give demotion a chance on Friday. Montero has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero: All I did was eat during the offseason

Tweet Jesus Montero reported to training camp with the Seattle Mariners a lot rounder around the waistline than he’s been in recent years. When asked about it, the once-promising slugger was quite candid in his response. “After winter ball, all I did was eat, ” Montero said earlier this week, per The Seattle Times, after he reported to camp 40 pounds over his target...
Via Los That Sports Blog
February 21, 2014  |  2 Comments

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

Cheer up, Yankiverse: Seattle is even more down on Jesus Montero than we are on Michael Pineda

Check this out: The Mariners thought they were trading for a catcher. Instead, they got a whale. A growing whale.After each season, players meet with training and medical staff to set up their off-season. Each player is given a target weight they are expected to come in at for the following season. According to sources,  Montero has never once met that target weight since joining...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

McClendon says it’s time for Montero to `put up or shut up’

Just in case first baseman Jesus Montero, the one-time super prospect, had any lingering doubts regarding his status within the Mariners’ organization…let manager Lloyd McClendon dispel them. “Get better,” McClendon said. “Get back to being the big-time prospect that he was in New York. Part of that is getting himself in top physical condition. Getting in touch with his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero Apologizes For Involvement In MLB’s Biogenesis Scandal

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 NESN.com
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero gets to camp needing to lose weight

Mariners catcher/DH Jesus Montero is coming off a season in which he hit .208/.264/.327 (69 OPS+), was demoted to Triple-A and then was suspended for 50 games for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal. Under the circumstances, one might think that Montero would show up to spring training in tip-top shape. One would be wrong. Montero is coming off knee surgery, but he played 22 games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Jesus Montero listed on Miami PED list

Troubles ahead? The Seattle Mariners have been fortunate enough to never have really been implicated by alleged steroid use or PED use throughout their history. Aside from a 2005 season that saw three players suspended for PEDs (Jamal Strong, Ryan Franklin, and Mike Morse), Seattle has brought natural talent to the field that, at least prior to 2003, was very competitive in the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 08, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mariners have indirectly helped Jesus Montero become hitter Seattle needs

The season no one expects Seattle may not know the best fit for Jesus Montero, whether it is behind the plate catching, or as the Edgar Martinez (DH) of this Mariners team. One thing the Mariners can count on is the 23-year-old’s bat in the lineup. No, Montero did not have the year everyone expected after his guest appearance with the Yankees in 2011 (4 HR’s and .328 BA in 69...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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