Official MLB Thread - Part V (Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history)
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01-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by
German Way of War
Playing in NYC on a NYC team should be a seperate split.
Montero came up here with three years of hype, hype and hype.
And what did he do?
He hit .349 (including playoffs) with an OPS just over 1.000 during a crucial and tight pennant chase.
He hit .417 with a homer and 4 RBI in 12 at bats against the Red Sox.
Let's see what Pineda does when he has to face the lefty-heavy Boston lineup -- 7 runs in 4 innings in his only start against Boston.
Your basing your opinion from one start? Pineda is almost universally acknowledged in baseball circles as a future ace and he should only get better. As much as I like Montero, this trade is a no brainer. This kid has electric stuff and great control as well. Great pitching almost always trumps great hitting.
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