Jesus Montero Traded for Michael Pineda: Why Both Teams Come out Winners

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Jesus Montero Traded for Michael Pineda: Why Both Teams Come out Winners
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So much for Brian Cashman being asleep at the wheel.

Not enthralled with any of the starting pitching left on the market, the New York Yankees decided to dip into their deep farm system to strengthen their starting rotation.

In a move that has sent shock waves through the Bronx, the Yankees have traded ûber-prospect Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for starting pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos.

This deal puts both the Mariners and Yankees in better positions than they were this morning and in the long run.

Let's take a look at the pieces involved and how they all fit into the puzzle.

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