Have you had your fill of Montero/Pineda trade analysis? If not, here are a few more insights about the deal.
- IIATMS lauded Brian Cashman as a ninja, but also pointed out some of the risks involved in the Yankees’ rotation overhaul.
- TYA took a look at some of the most common criticisms of the deal from the Yankees’ perspective and found some mitigating factors.
- If you come away with only one reaction from the trade, Pinstripe Bible wants you to remember that the Yankees top two starters are very big and strikeout lots of batters.
- Apparently, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine wasn’t as impressed by the Yankees’ shopping spree, which I am sure will dishearten Yankees' fans.
The rest of baseball didn't shut down to admire Brian Cashman's impressive Friday night, so, for those who are exhausted by the many reactions to the Montero/Pineda trade, there is more news from around the league after the jump.
Indians' GM Chris Antonetti is confident his team can contend in the Central, but that hasn't stopped him from trying to add a bat. One thing the Indians will not consider, however, is a reunion with Manny Ramirez.
If Justin Morneau is able to recover from his long bout with post-concussion syndrome, it would give the Twins' lineup a boost on par with some of the offseason's big free agent additions. According to GM Terry Ryan, Morneau isn't yet 100%, but the team expects him to be ready by the start of the Spring Training.