New York Yankees: How Good Can Michael Pineda Be?

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New York Yankees: How Good Can Michael Pineda Be?
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If you have not heard yet, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners pulled off a mini-blockbuster trade.

That trade sent Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to Seattle and Michael Pineda and Jose Campos to New York. A major trade like this has not happened in a while. It had nothing to do with money—all players will make league minimum—and it wasn't about one team selling a star for multiple young prospects.

It was truly a deal that helped both teams by sending young studs to help positions of need.

I like this trade, but why? Jesus Montero has been compared to Miguel Cabrera and Manny Ramirez; how can Pineda be that good?

I think he can. Let's find out why.

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