First off, no Seattle Mariners fans want to see a young stud pitcher like Michael Pineda go. But you have to be willing to pay the price if you want to acquire a catcher like Jesus Montero, widely considered the best hitting prospect in baseball.
While I do understand that there were more than two players involved, I am going to focus on the two big fish in this deal.
On paper, Mariners fans are flipping out right now. King Felix and Prince Pineda were supposed to make a dynamite duo for at least the next decade, right?
But dig deeper, and you'll soon realize just how much sense this deal really makes.
I will miss Michael Pineda sorely, but when you weigh the pros and cons, it makes more and more sense that the Mariners got the better end of this deal.
Here are seven reasons why.