We’ve had approximately 36 hours for the news of the Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos trade to sink it, and it appears that even some of the most skeptical Yankees fans are beginning to accept the deal and get excited about it. But, like everything involving the Yankees, this move has sparked chatter among other teams’ fan bases, as well:
- Harrison Crow at Sodo Mojo believes the trade was fair, but also believes it is simply a piece in a larger puzzle that the Mariners need to solve.
- Justin Hunter at Chicken Friars envisions a 2012 World Series rematch between the Yankees and Padres. (But of course, hopes the Padres win this one.)
- Bryan at Around the Foghorn is happy that the acquisition of Pineda could mean that the Yankees won’t be major players in the Matt Cain sweepstakes next year.
- Derek Stykalo at BoSox Injection reminds us that the Red Sox have been quiet this offseason, and hopes that the Yankees’ new rotation will inspire the Red Sox to respond. Fun Bonus: there is a poll in this piece and that allows you to vote that the Red Sox have “not a hope in hell” of winning the AL East. (Should you be so inclined.)
- And finally, John Verburg at Motor City Bengals just flat out hates when the Yankees do Yankees-type things. This should give those of you who are still on the fence about the Montero/Pineda trade hope – generally when the fans of other contending teams are upset by a move, it means you’re doing something right.