Breaking News — 14 January 2012

Friday night, Jon Heyman, Jerry Crasnick, and Larry Stone reported that the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees had come to an agreement on a blockbuster trade featuring two young, very talented players. Michael Pineda, Seattle’s budding ace, will head to the Yankees along with Jose Campos, a right handed pitcher in A-ball. The Yankees will send Jesus Montero, their budding star catcher to Seattle, along with reliever, Hector Noesi.

This offseason, it was well known that they Yankees wanted to add starting pitching to help out CC Sabathia. They had interest in Edwin Jackson, but decided they didn’t like Scott Boras’ asking price. It was also well known that the Mariners wanted to add a power hitter. They had interest in Prince Fielder, but decided they didn’t like Scott Boras’ asking price. Instead of dealing with Boras, the two teams decided to deal with each other.

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Tim Young is a Civil Engineer away from MLBSoup, but at the site he heads the pre-season fantasy baseball draft guide and reviews each week in the big leagues with his weekly round-up report. His heavily math-based background shows up in his writing, as he likes to keep a focus on numbers, and dig deeper than the usual surface scratching.

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