View Full Version : Could Montero lead to Yanks trade for King Felix?

09-07-2011, 11:03
Jesus Montero has already bursted on to the scene for the New York Yankees, hitting two homers against the Baltimore Orioles in the Bombers 11-10 win on Labor Day. With Montero's arrival already making noise, one may wonder, if Montero is the real deal, can the Yankees work out a trade for King Felix?

I know, I know, the Mariners have said they wouldn't trade Hernandez. But let's debate this shall we?

The Yankees have two of the most highly touted prospects in the MLB. Montero, combined with Eduardo Nunez, could be put together to make a nice package for the Bombers to swing a trade. Certainly the two of them would not be enough for a deal involving Hernandez, but if you threw Ivan Nova in the deal, it might be a reality.

So why would the Mariners take that deal?

They would be getting three of the best young prospects in baseball. That is, of course, if Montero is everything he has been built up to be. Nunez has work to do on his fielding, but with his speed and his bat, he looks like a sure-fire solid player, and possible superstar, for years to come. Ivan Nova, in his rookie season, is 15-4 and could quite possibly be the AL Rookie of the Year. There is a ton of upside here with all three of these guys.

On top of that, Hernandez's contract will get a huge boost in 2012. He will be making $18.5 million next year, as compared to the $10 million he is making this year. With little hope of this franchise getting better anytime soon, the Mariners may not want to pay King Felix that much if they won't be winning anyway.

Besides, King Felix is a competitor, and competitors don't like to lose. How much longer will Hernandez accept being on a losing team? Not too much longer I'm sure.

Now, why would the Yankees want to give up three of their best young players?

Felix Hernandez is a no doubt about it superstar in this league. He already has CY Young credentials, and is one of the best pitchers in baseball. You don't get an opportunity to get a starter like him very often, and you can easily make the case, when looking at each of their numbers, that he is even better than CC Sabathia.

Not to mention, Hernandez has been on some of the worst teams in baseball his entire career, put him on the Yankees with some run support, and Hernandez would win 20 games a year with no problem. That's quite the 1-2 punch at the top of a rotation.

Hernandez still has a ton of upside himself. He could be a fixture in the rotation for the next ten years considering he is only 25-years-old. Not like your taking a chance on some old man with a bad back (not talking to you Randy Johnson).

Now this is not to say that this trade will surely happen. The Mariners have been reluctant to trade Hernandez, and King Felix himself has said he doesn't want to be traded.

Who even knows if Nova, Montero and Nunez will be enough to make the deal? Regardless of if they are or not, the Yankees could always throw some other top prospects at the trade to make it happen.

It's an interesting discussion to say the least, but with the successes of Nunez, Nova, and Montero, the Yankees are getting closer to having what it takes to acquire one of the best pitchers in baseball.

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09-07-2011, 12:02
OMG can we get over this already. He is NOT coming to the Yankees. Even if the M's want to trade him, there are teams out there that will pay even more. The M's have the makings of a good rotation, The owners have money and as they have done with Ichiro they will not trade away their most popular players. Also the AL west is a weak division and the M's are a hitter or two away from turning the franchise around.

What would happen if they got Prince Fielder in the off season? They immediately become a contender in the AL West. Yankee fans have this delusion that every great player is theirs and teams are just willing to hand over their aces because the Yankees say so.

Besides the M's will NOT trade King Felix unless they receive one of the B's along with the three players you mentioned, and if that price tag is too much, the M's will shop elsewhere.

The Boss
09-07-2011, 12:02
I'll hold steady with Nova and co.

The Yankees have brought in so many pitchers expecting the world and pretty much all but Clemens dissapointed. If we have Nova pitching this well as a rookie, which we do then I say he has a better chance of being a great pitcher for the Yanks then Felix would.

09-07-2011, 16:48
Someone sounds like a jealous Met fan!

09-07-2011, 18:51
Well i would not trade montero, nova and killer b's for felix. Nova is pitching great. Look he seat an alltime record for yankees rookies win with 15. No yankees rookie has not got 15 wins in the organization. Nova could be stellar like an nace later on. Also jesus should not be traded. He is a developing prospect and can be a very hot hitter.

Jersey John
09-07-2011, 19:47
He is NOT coming to the Yankees. Even if the M's want to trade him, there are teams out there that will pay even more.

Like who? The Mets? How many teams got a 15 win Rookie pitching in the Al East? Nunez and Montero could be stars soon. And Yes he MIGHT be coming to the Yankees (someday)

09-07-2011, 23:41
I don't think the Yankees would be served well by trading away the home growns. Most of the all time great Yankees have been home grown that spent their entire careers with the yanks. They should do what they can to hold onto these kids.

09-08-2011, 10:43
Question is, do they want to take another chance on a pitching prospect? How has that worked out for them in the past? Hernandez is a proven commodity, and God willing the Bombers have a chance at him, they should take it. And Mets fans should worry about their own mess of a franchise and stop leaving jealous comments b/c they can't dream of having a chance to get one of the best pitchers in baseball. As far as I'm concerned, the Yankees have all the pieces to bring Hernandez here, as long as both teams are willing to make such a deal.

The Boss
09-08-2011, 12:07
Hernandez is a proven commodity

He's proven in his current situation. Bring him to the Yankees and You'll have to hope it continues because it sure as hell isnt a sure thing.