The trade will become official once Montero passes the required physical for Seattle.
Some thought that the trade was a good move by the Yankees that will benefit both ballclubs. Some were horrified by the news that the Yankees gave up their top prospect.
No matter what fans may think, no one can deny that Montero is on the verge of greatness.
The Yankees may have made a mistake by trading him, but Seattle certainly made a wise decision to acquire the young prospect.
In 2010, Baseball America named him the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball, according to SI.com.
Since the Yankees didn’t seem to have the right place for him just yet, the move to Seattle may have been the best for his career.
Montero will have the chance to get more playing time to develop, refine his skills and grow. He would not have had that opportunity in New York for the 2012 season. His rookie season with the 2012 Mariners will surely be filled with scores of accomplishments that will land him on highlight reels every week.
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