New York Yankees: 5 Reasons Trading Jesus Montero Will Prove to Be a Mistake

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New York Yankees: 5 Reasons Trading Jesus Montero Will Prove to Be a Mistake
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When the New York Yankees traded top prospect Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for young hurler Michael Pineda and prospect Jose Campos, they took a huge risk.

Montero was the top prospect in the Yankees system for a few years, and on multiple occasions General Manager Brian Cashman stated that he would not trade Montero for anyone other than an elite pitcher along the lines of Felix Hernandez or Cliff Lee.

These are five reasons why trading Montero will prove to be a mistake.

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