Rising O's wrote:A year later we find out why the Yankees were pushing Montero, the best can't miss hitter in baseball in every trade rumor we read about. Another one from that organization tied to steroid use. Pineda is still rehabbing so the winner here still looks like neither team.
To be fair, Jesus Montero had a .295/.330/.438 in 2012 away from Safeco while hitting .227/.268/.337 in Seattle. Then, his 2013 was a disaster. He was demoted prematurely, got hurt, and then got busted with steroids. With Ibanez, Morse, and Morales hitting free agency, Montero might get an oppurtunity to DH on the slightly adjusted Safeco fences.
As for Pineda, he'll be part of a young, solid 2014 Yankees rotation of Sabathia, Phelps, Nova, Pineda, and a free agent. He's posted good numbers in the minors coming off major shoulder surgery. I expect Montero and Pineda to be solid sleepers.