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MIGUEL MONTERO RUMORS

Miguel Montero a strong fit with Chicago Cubs

While it wasn’t the marquee move that the Chicago Cubs are still hoping to pull off, the Windy City’s club from the North Side did pull off a rather significant move at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. The team acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of low level minor league arms. Montero fills an area of need for the Cubs, who...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minor League Haul for Miguel Montero

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued retooling their farm system on Tuesday, as they sent veteran backstop Miguel Montero, and his 40 million dollars left on contract, to the Chicago Cubs for a pair of minor leaguers. Jefferson Mejia and Zack Godley head to the desert in the deal, but only Mejia is much of a prospect. Godley was a tenth round pick out of the University of Tennessee...
Via Baseball Essential
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Miguel Montero from Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs have acquired All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that has been in the works for a while now. Seen as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, Montero will also upgrade a catching position in Chicago that was less-than-stellar at the plate last season. Montero hit just .243 this past season, but earned an All-Star appearance...
Via Sportsnaut
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero: The Next Piece of the Cubs Puzzle

Clubs rebuild. It’s a part of the process. Just look at what’s happening in Oakland right now. Every year, franchises begin rebuilds, continue rebuilds and occasionally start them all over again when the first one sank into the swamp. Rebuilds take patience. They can be exciting, and they can be frustrating. Those feelings are not […]
Via Fangraphs
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs nearing deal with Diamondbacks for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, and the deal is expected to be done by the end of the day today. The Chicago #Cubs are on the verge of acquiring #Dbacks catcher Miguel Montero for prospects. Deal expected by end of day. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 9, 2014 Cubs incumbent catcher Welington Castillo hit .237/.296/.389...
Via The Outside Corner
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Miguel Montero edition

Among many of the reported Chicago Cubs’ offseason targets is Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Miguel Montero. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are open to listening to trade offers for the two-time All Star. Montero is under contract until 2017 and is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million in both 2016 and 1017 – a total of $40 million. For the Cubs...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Regarding the Dodgers interest in Miguel Montero or any other catcher

The Dodgers are continuing to hunt for a catching upgrade after losing out on Russell Martin and are one of three teams that have had talks with the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero, according to Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com. The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero. However, according to a...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Confusing plate-blocking rule has Montero longing for collision days

Given his druthers, Miguel Montero says he'd rather be run over by 250-pound Ryan Howard than try to figure out exactly how the heck he's supposed to position himself on a throw to home plate. Montero's frustration with a new rule designed to minimize home-plate collisions boiled over following a play in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia. Here's...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs fan spills beer on date attempting to grab foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.An Arizona Diamondbacks fan spilled beer on his date's coat while attempting to grab a foul ball during the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night's game against Colorado.The fan had his left hand free while holding a cup of beer in his right hand as the foul ball by D-backs batter Miguel Montero came towards him. Unfortunately, not only...
Via Holdout Sports
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero takes on extra load while trying to lighten up

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Miguel Montero's plate is full, more than ever. In addition to a catcher's normal longer-than-most work day, one of the D-backs' initiatives this year is to get their catchers more involved in directing the pitching staff, and that means daily meetings with pitching coaches. It is the busiest spring of Montero's life, and he loves it. "Vintage Miggy," manager...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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