It was a relatively quiet offseason for the Yankees...that is up until about an hour ago. The Yankees pull a blockbuster trade with the Mariners. Yankees send Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for stud young pitcher Michael Pineda. With in minutes of that deal the Yankees also sign Hiroki Kuroda. It looks like it's a 1 year deal for $10MM for Kuroda. So in a matter of minutes the Yankees rotation had a bunch of question marks now goes CC, Pineda, Nova, Kuroda, and Garcia, Hughes and Burnett fighting for the #5 spot.
Yankees are now looking for a DH since they just traded their starting DH, and Carlos Pena is apparently top on their list.
I'm a little stunned at the trade. While I love Montero and was looking forward to Noesi this year, Michael Pineda is a beast. He has a great fastball and had one of the highest K rates in the game. Teixeira actually called King Felix and Pineda the best 1-2 in the game. Now that's CC and Pineda. Great deal, sad deal.
Hearing many GMs like the deal for the Yankees, but the gave an Edgar Martinez type bat in Montero. I actually think that is a great comparison by the way.
What are your thoughts?
What are your thoughts.