I wouldn't trade Montero for a rookie pitcher even without the past history and bad mechanics. It's simply stupid. Young pitchers simply have a much higher percentage of burn out. Pineda was a ticking time bomb. He didn't even have a reliable third pitch!!
Originally Posted by theslick1
I still laugh over the fact that AA passed on Pineda to keep Lawrie, but Cashman bit with higher tier prospect. Cashman never ceases to unimpress me.
"I'm an administrator. I'm a good listener. I would not pass myself off as an evaluator of talent"
- Brian Cashman, GM of the Yankees