Official MLB Thread - Part V (Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history)
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01-13-2012, 08:00 PM
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We have young arms in the minors in Banuelos and Betances, Nova here now, and Noesi too, before Cash decided to throw him in. He's got a good future, IMO.
Who's our hitters in the minors? Montero was our future stud in the lineup along with Cano for years to come. All these young arms are getting severely overrated in Gio and now Pineda. It's not like Pineda is some proven arm.
He had a 3.5 xFIP last year as a 22 year old. By all accounts his only weakness is that he doesn't have a changeup, but he's 6'5, 250 pounds, throws absolute fire, and struck out 9+/9 last year.
And you can't expect both Banuelos and Betances to pan out. Say they do- Pineda, Banuelos, Betances, Nova...that's a ridiculous pitching staff. The Yanks just turned their one weakness into a strength. Not to mention Campos by many accounts has a much higher upside than Noesi.
As an outside observer I think this is a good trade.
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