The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees were reportedly discussing a deal surrounding star catching prospect Jesus Montero and potential ace starting pitcher Michael Pineda. Seldom do even whispers of a deal surrounding young players like these two ever come out, but some are even saying the deal is indeed done. Here is how things shaped up on Twitter:
The #Mariners are moving closer to a trade for a young impact hitter, two baseball sources confirmed.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 13, 2012
And then this one:
And finally the confirmation (we think):
montero is traded for pineda— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 14, 2012
If everything pans out, this is a huge deal for both the Mariners and the Yankees. Seattle would receive a player capable of being the best offensive catcher in baseball for years to come, while New York gets a proven starter with ace-like stuff on the mound.
Stay tuned, folks. There are reportedly two other players involved in the deal, although they are unknown at this time.
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