- Jesus Montero in Context
Look at Jesus Montero. You probably aren't excited by the .263/.301/.406 work, or the eight home runs. It's just not a strong package, not after all that hype.
As that hype creates the context
- Outlook for Jesus Montero in 2012
to make. What will come of Jesus Montero in 2012?
Montero's talent as a hitter has never come into question. Looking at his minor league totals, you can see he's got outstanding power potential
- The Jesus Montero Eligibility Debate
We interrupt the 2012 Catcher Keeper Rankings to answer a question from one of our readers, Buck Turgidson, who asked, "Will Jesus Montero be eligible at catcher to start next season?
- Moving to Catcher Will Help Jesus Montero
Jesus Montero will be the Mariners starting catcher when pitchers and catcher report in less than one week. That's actually somewhat surprising, as Montero's only real weak spot as a prospect was his
- On Running, With Mike Trout and Jesus Montero
Prior to the 2012 regular season, Mike Trout and Jesus Montero would've been considered leading contenders for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Both Trout and Montero were top prospects
- How Jesus Montero Threw Out Mike Trout
. One of the many conversations turned to Jesus Montero as a defensive catcher. One person who covers baseball on a daily basis for a newspaper couldn't believe that Montero managed to throw out Mike
- Jesus Montero Needs To Solve His Righty Problem
Jesus Montero was traded before the 2012 season from the Yankees to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. Montero was finally given a full time job after not being able to break into the Yankees' lineup
- Jesus Montero: Cabrera, Konerko, or Karim Garcia?
Over the last couple of years, I've expressed an amount of skepticism relating to Jesus Montero's status as an elite prospect. Essentially, my argument has been that since Montero is likely
- Is Jesus Montero More Valuable at Catcher or DH?
There are a lot of opinions out there about the deal over the weekend that shipped Michael Pineda and prospect Jose Campos to New York in exchange for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. A lot of people
- Jesus Montero: More "What Would Have Been" Moments
So enthralling, indeed, that I felt compelled to take the premise and run with it. Please find my Jesus Montero "What Would Have Been" moment submissions below.
- What Does Jesus Montero's Future Look Like Now?
The Mariners stuck with it for 735 innings. Despite the fact that nearly everyone in baseball agreed that Jesus Montero could not catch at an acceptable level in the Major Leagues, the Mariners let
- Montero or Lawrie?
for Brett Lawrie. They passed, and as we all know, the Mariners shipped Pineda to New York for Jesus Montero instead.
So, this brings up an interesting question - who is the more valuable player going
- Somebody F'd With the Jesus
When he was in the Yankees farm system, Jesus Montero was considered one of the best hitting prospects in the minor leagues. He was strong. He was fierce. He had both the fire and the attitude
- Jesus Montero and Devin Mesoraco: Catching Prospects We'd Like to See But Probably Won't
call-up this year, but will likely be forced to wait in the minors until their time comes in 2012.
Jesus Montero -- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (AAA), NYY
Montero is a beast of a prospect and has
- Montero the Man Child
, but there is one story of a bonus baby that currently is developing into a really good one, and that is Jesus Montero's.
Signed for a $1.6 million bonus by the Yankees, scouts have raved about Montero's
- Montero May Be the Better Value
Although it would be obviously too easy to turn the prospect packages offered to Seattle for Cliff Lee by the Yankees and Rangers into Jesus Montero versus Justin Smoak...we're going to go
- Davis & Montero: Waiver Wire
(home). Tampa is playing very well at the moment, there's a chance to steal a win or two here.
Jesus Montero | C | Yankees | Ownership: 27% Yahoo!, 18.5% ESPN
Given all the trade talk, I'm
- Jesus Did Not Come to Save The Bronx
After months of hype, discussion, and lobbying, Jesus Montero has finally joined the New York Yankees. With rosters expanding for September, the Yankees have called their top prospect up to join
- Mariners Take Rare Mulligan With Montero
in the hunt and had apparently offered their top prospect, only to be rebuffed at the 11th hour. In March, a spring training piece I wrote on Montero included even stronger sentiment:
Jesus Montero has
- Montero and Avila: Catchers for the Stretch Run
of a disappointing season for most backstops.
Jesus Montero didn't come out of the gate like a lamb, but he wasn't exactly a lion either. Expectations diminished with his trade to Seattle, but he still
- Why Seattle Chose Smoak Over Montero
If we are to assume the Yankees reported offer – Jesus Montero, David Adams, Zach McAllister – was on the table, it would follow that the Mariners brass ultimately made a not-so-simple calculation
- Mariners Add Desperately Needed Bat in Montero
Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on as to who got the better end of the deal, Friday's trade between the Mariners and the Yankees -- Michael Pineda and Jose Campos for Jesus Montero