Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Finally Won A Trade With The Seattle Mariners

Everyone in the Yankees blogosphere has discussed and beat into the mud the whole Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos trade desperately looking for a winner but there is one trade the Yankees definitely won with Seattle. Last Spring Training the Yankees traded Double-A outfielder Abraham Almonte to the Mariners for now set up man Shawn Kelley and the trade has been pretty one sided after a season and a month plus.

Almonte was optioned to Seattle's Triple-A team yesterday in favor of prospect James Jones after hitting .198/.248/.282. Kelley was huge for the Yankees bullpen in 2013 and has been the closer while David Robertson was out with an injury and a very viable setup man for the rest of 2014. Kelley sports a 3.60 ERA in 15 innings but has a 2.51 FIP and a 1.200 WHIP to go with it.

The Yankees may not have won the Pineda for Montero trade, yet anyway, but they definitely won this trade and that's good enough for now.

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