Being a top prospect in the New York Yankees farm system offers about as much security as handing over your life savings for a Madoff investment opportunity.
Because of the Yankees willingness to deal, their No. 1 prospect, Jesus Montero, could become a valuable trading chip for the Bronx Bombers.
Always looking to improve their big league club, the Yankees have had a history of dealing away top prospects, most recently Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy in a three way deal that obtained them one of the AL's MVP favorites in Curtis Granderson.
And suddenly, the New York Yankees have a glut of catchers in their system.
Russell Martin had a fine season with the Yankees He's a good defensive catcher who has enough pop in his bat to make him one of the AL's top catchers. Only 28, he could be with the Yankees for awhile if they pursue him for a new deal, as expected.
Additionally, Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine are both catchers and top prospects in New York's farm system. Sanchez is a better prospect, but Romine is farther along.
While the plan may be to play the excellent hitting Montero at DH, he does offer an interesting piece to a puzzle that could net the Yankees a dependable starter, or additional outfielder, that they desperately lack.