- Estimating a Miguel Montero Extension
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero narrowly avoided his arbitration hearing today, agreeing with the club to a one-year, $5.9 million deal for 2012 -- i.e. Montero's last year of team
- The New Miguel Montero
. In several of these leagues, my almost close-your-eyes-hold-your-nose-and-pick at catcher was Miguel Montero, who as you are probably well aware is producing like an elite backstop right now
- The Unassuming Miguel Montero
in the business, I'll stick with Zach Sanders' Catcher End of Season Rankings and scroll on down to a personal favorite of mine, at number seven, Miguel Montero. If you've owned him at any point over the last
- Diamondbacks Extend Miguel Montero
The Diamondbacks signed Miguel Montero to a five-year, $60 million extension over the weekend. The richest deal in Diamondbacks franchise history effectively keeps Montero in Arizona for the rest
- Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
Contract extension talks between catcher Miguel Montero and the Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly ended without a resolution this spring. Montero is said to be looking for something like the four-year
- Consistent Value No More: The Decline of Miguel Montero
Last year when we did our position-by-position post-season recaps, I wrote a piece touting Miguel Montero for his consistent performance and exceptional draft value. His numbers between 2009 and 2012
- Jesus Montero in Context
for him, they kept Miguel Olivo and others in their hip pocket and talked about bringing Montero along slowly.
This is the part of the story where the good news comes in. Well, sort of. Montero's
- Mariners Take Rare Mulligan With Montero
hitter and trusting the staff to the veteran combination of Miguel Olivo/John Jaso is likely a win for the organization as a whole.
Additionally, Montero behind the plate raises his injury risk
- Why Seattle Chose Smoak Over Montero
is batting .252/.328/.415, with 33 walks, 19 doubles and 7 home runs.
The Mariners are essentially gambling on Montero to be more like Paul Konerko than Miguel Cabrera. And Smoak, meanwhile, will have
- How Jesus Montero Threw Out Mike Trout
worth exploring in greater depth.
The newspaper guy actually made the mistake of saying Montero threw Trout out twice. That didn't happen, but it did happen once; Miguel Olivo managed to throw Trout
- Jesus Montero: Cabrera, Konerko, or Karim Garcia?
To the 22 guys who fit the profile, I added Piazza and Miguel Cabrera, since they are so often referenced in regards to Montero's future. That gives us 24 elite young hitting
- Is Jesus Montero More Valuable at Catcher or DH?
or Miguel Cabrera, as he stated over the weekend, then he simply shouldn't have traded him - but Montero's been evaluated as an elite prospect based on the premise that he might be able to catch
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Anchoring Miguel
is doing. It is with this in mind that I bring up Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, the offensively-talented youngster that is usually thought of as a force to be reckoned with when he steps up to the plate
- 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?
- Jesus Montero: Steroid Whipping Boy
Reading the mind of every Mariner fan “@svenbranch: Steroids are supposed to make you awesome at sports. Jesus Montero proves otherwise.”— Erik Knutsen (@ErikKnutsen) August 6, 2013
- 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