What a day.i have learned deal done with #Rangers, Smoak and 3 others for Lee and reliever Mark Lowe #Rangers, #Mariners
LOL...Yankees are frustrated over the Lee developments. “Ever heard of someone (Adams) not coming back from an ankle sprain?”
lol, the Yankees will attempt to bomb this deal out of spite.
Does anyone know who the other 3 prospects the Rangers traded to the M's?
Texas is o.k.As long as he didn't wind up in Tampa
Look of course having Lee would be great,but I think a bigger need are some bats,bench depth,bullpen.I think the starting pitching is fine.
And the Yanks can go after Lee in the offseason
Last edited by crasherino; 07-09-2010 at 05:19 PM.
Yankees don't come off well here. Cashman wanted Lee, and was willing to deal Montero for him. Now we may have a disgruntled catcher in the minors and a pitching (in Javy Vazquez) in the majors.
Montero knows he'll be the subject of trade talks and negotiations, that comes with being a prospect for the Yanks. Its up to him to make them have to keep him and he'll know that.
He won't be pissed, that's just silly.
Heard this: SEA is kicking in $2.5 million in order to help offset the $4 million owed to Lee. In return, Texas gave a better package of prospects besides Smoak.
This is why the Mariners haven't won a WS title, they aren't a well run team. Smoak is not as good of a prospect as Montero.
Hes 23 years old and his minor league career as a hitter is not close to Montero and hes a first baseman.
I have to admit, today sucks. I said from the beginning that we won't trade for Lee, but this whole thing got me excited that we were getting Lee a year earlier.
Lee is a LOCK to sign with the Yankees after this season.
It's pretty obviously the Yankees were used...oh well. We'll get last laugh when we win the WS this year, keep Montero, and sign Cliff Lee after the season.
Montero is still a top 5 prospect by Baseball America... Midseason report.
5. Jesus Montero, c/dh, Yankees (Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre): Montero hasn't improved this year, and for some he hasn't impressed. After generating positive defensive trends and reports at the end of 2009 at Double-A Trenton, Montero has convinced scouts this year that he won't be a long-term catcher. He was leading the International League with 12 passed balls and was getting run on at will--87 attempts in 63 games, throwing out 19 (22 percent). He's experiencing his first adversity offensively, but scouts are confident his bat will still be strong.
Austin Romine made top 50 too.
Last edited by k.Rhodes25; 07-09-2010 at 05:26 PM.