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Seattle Mariners: 5 Reasons Why They Have Already Won the Jesus Montero Trade
Photo courtesy of Greg Johns at mlblogs

Back in January, when Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners shocked us all by trading away Michael Pineda, there was some doubt as to whether or not it was a smart move.

Pineda put on quite a show last year, especially before the All-Star break, winning over the support of the entire Mariners nation. We were all getting pretty excited about the future of the rotation with Felix Hernandez first, Pineda second and some talented prospects filling in the rest.

While losing Pineda definitely hurt, what the Mariners got in return (Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi) more than made up for it—here are five reasons why.

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