Originally Posted by Rambo
God damn it if I don't like this Pineda-Montero trade. Its obvious that even with the retirement of Jorge, the Bombers didn't think that Montero was going to be the catcher of the future. Hopefully, Pineda will be more like the first half iteration rather than the second half. Either way, its an upgrade for the rotation. NOW IF ONLY THEY COULD GET RID OF AJ BURNETT.
as a redsox fan I kinda freaked out.. then realized that they are giving up Montero. Its a definite two-way trade because montero looks to be an offensive force who you can eventually plant on 1st base. the yankees actually have good pitching to begin with... they really needed more offense (seriously its true even with tex/arod/ect)...
it looks like cashman is embracing the "run prevention" trend through pitching (not really with fielding with older Arod/Jeter on the horn)
what freaks me out is that Pineda is supposedly a very coachable malleable pitcher - so at least he's not a headcase (AKA Joba)....
what makes me happy is that the mother fucking yankees didn't steal king felix. it looks like they had the pieces to do it with. i was in fear of them offering TEX (partial salary)+Montero+prospects then freeing up 1st base for a run at Prince.