|Stop calling me Armando Benitez!|
Let there be no doubt, Montero is a fucking stud hitter and he will be raking at the cleanup spot for Eric Wedge's mustache over the next decade plus. He can flat out stick it. I don't think that I've ever been so invested and pumped for a Yankee position player since, shit, Shane Spencer maybe.
But there was always going to be a problem with Da Jesus. No one in the organization thought that he could catch every day and that isn't a big deal if you don't have a bunch of old sloths on the payroll that are going to need to DH more and more over the next few years. A-Rod and Jeter and Teix and Swish are all going to need to use the DH slot for this and coming years. So it became a numbers game and the writing was on the wall for Montero once it became obvious that the Yankees were dangling him in every trade scenario. He had to go but not for some turd like Greinke or Gio Gonzalez. And boy did the Yanks do well.
Fuck. Yes. How often do 23 year old All-Star pitchers whose average fastball clocks in 95 mph become available? Uh, never. Michael Pineda comes to the Bronx to form what I hope will be the best 1-2 in the AL for the next 5 years. He sure as shit has the potential to be an ace, that is for sure. The Yankees also signed the underrated Jap Greg Maddux, Something Kuroda, as well. So what was once a weakness has all of a sudden turned into a pretty incredible STREMPH. And it happened just like that. Amazing. You win in October with power pitching. It's always been that way. It's damn hard to finesse and locate your way to a title. Needless to say, I am a fan of this trade.
Don't forget that the Yankees have two stud pitching prospects who are a year away from dominating and they didn't even have to part with them for Pineda. That is amazing. Did you see what the Reds gave up for Latos and Sean Marshall? Or how the Nats dumped 4 of their top ten prospects for a guy named Gio? Or even how the Indians unloaded their entire farm system for a mediocre "ace"? Yeah, the best franchise in sports history just acquired a better pitcher with a higher ceiling for a stud hitter that they had no place for. Outstanding work.
CC-Pineda-Kuroda-Nova-Hughes/Garcia/Burnett...that might be the best part actually. AJ Burnett could be on his way to the scrap heap. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that the Yankees are going to win the next ten World Series. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Other shit because we haven't talked baseball in awhile:
-Victor Martinez is out for the season with a torn ACL. LOLZ! FUCK THE TIGERS! I hope they get into a plane that crashes into Drew's house!
-Joel Zumaya signs with the Twins. Double LOLZ! Time for Dut to get a new jersey!
-Mark Shapiro is still hibernating, I guess.
-Looks the Reds are all-in this year before they lose Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto soon. Good for them. Go for it when you have the chance. They aren't going to win a title or a pennant or anything, but whatever.
-Is Prince Fielder ever going to sign? Does anyone even want him? Just go to Seattle already and hit in front of Da Jesus for the next ten years.
In conclusion, I know that you all missed the lovable Yankee arrogance. Drink it in. We're just better. Maybe not all of us, but definitely me. I am way better than you as a fan.