Jays bow out on Fielder, Yanks land Pineda

Cooler heads prevailed for the Jays this week as it seems they are no longer interested in Prince Fielders services. As much as I’d love to have his bat in the middle of the line up, fact is his asking price is just going to be too high over too long a time. 

Let Washington worry about his health, though Texas seems to be emerging as the new favourite. As long as though two are fighting it out, the price is only going to sky rocket. 

Elsewhere the Yanks bolstered their rotation in a big way, prying Seattle’s Michael Pineda away for Jesus Montero. The fire balling 23 year old Pineda posted a 3.74 ERA in his rookie season. Although he was pitching in the vast Safeco Field, I think this is going to turn out to be a great move for the Yanks. I still remember how he dominated the Jays in one of his first big league starts. 

To round out their rotation they also inked Hiroki Kuroda to a one year deal. It’ll be interesting to see how the 37 year old holds up away from Dodger Stadium and moving to the AL East. 

Hopefully the Jays have something cooking on the pitching front because the Yanks just got a lot stronger. Roy Oswalt may not be a bad choice if he comes at a bargain. 



  1. Benny, the Brewer Fan

    A report says the Rangers met with Fielder in Dallas yesterday.
    As for Pineda it is just another situation in which the Yankees take away another good player from a small team.

  2. This is a very simple game...

    I didn’t comment at the time, because I was reading the news aloud to entertain my husband (who was driving), not taking time out to type, but you broke the Pineda news for me. He could certainly help the Yankees, grumble, grumble. Although, our rookies had his number last season from AAA and started an outright slugfest that led to a nice win the one time the Angels faced him so who knows. Other teams with rookies might have similar experiences.
    — Kristen

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