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The Long Road Back For Jesus Montero

Back when the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners executed the trade in 2012 that sent pitcher Michael Pineda to New York for, at the time, catcher and top prospect Jesus Montero along with pitcher Hector Noesi, both players were being talked about as big time pieces for their new respective clubs. Pineda was just coming off of an All Star appearance in his first year, and Montero...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Call-Up: The Second Coming of Montero

Jesus Montero fields grounders at first base in Spring Training Late yesterday, in a strange but logical maneuver, the M’s sent JA Happ down to Single-A Bakersfield.  Don’t worry, Happ will be back the 3rd game after the All-star break. The team used the same tactic last year with Roenis Elias to open a roster spot for flexibility around the break. The significance here...
Via Seattle Side Up!
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners get creative in order to call up Montero from Triple-A

First baseman/slugger Jesus Montero was recalled by the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, but the move didn't come easily. With little space on the 25-man roster for maneuvering, the club opted to send lefty J.A. Happ (who has made 17 starts this season) to Single-A Bakersfield.  The thinking behind that decision was that Happ is not scheduled to pitch before the All-Star Break begins...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners recall former top prospect Jesus Montero

SEATTLE (AP) Jesus Montero has been recalled by the Seattle Mariners, giving the one-time top prospect another shot in the majors. Montero was called up Thursday from Triple-A Tacoma before the start of a series with the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle optioned starting pitcher J.A. Happ to Class A Bakersfield, allowing the Mariners the opportunity to add another bat this weekend because...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero doesn't know the trade is over and the Yankees won

Jesus was already too chubby as a Yankee farmhand.Sometime soon, the Seattle Mariners likely will recall Jesus H. Montero from the Pacific Coast League, where the newly toned, 1B mountain of muscle is hitting .336 with 4 HR.Apparently, Jesus doesn't know the Great Cashman Trade is over, and Cashman won.Clearly, Michael Pineda turned out to be the prize of the deal. Right now, he...

Jesus Montero’s ice cream buying scout has been fired

One of the most bizarre stories of the year has a conclusion. The Mariners scout who bought ice cream for Jesus Montero and sent it to the dugout, leading to an explosive confrontation, has been let go by the club according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Butch Baccala, who was promoted to the position of national cross-checker last year, was angry about Montero moving slowly on the...
Via The Outside Corner
September 15, 2014  |  2 Comments

Montero benched for season after incident with scout

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners’ organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” for the...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Scout: Jesus Montero Ice Cream Incident Not Accurately Reported

Jesus Montero’s alleged ice cream-throwing might not have gone down exactly as reported. Butch Baccala, the Seattle Mariners scout who reportedly heckled Montero, delivered an ice cream sandwich to the former stud prospect in the dugout and had said sandwich thrown back at him at a minor league game in Boise, told The Seattle Times on Friday that what occurred is “not what is...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero rolls into spring training 40 pounds overweight, says, ‘All I did was eat’ (photo)

Hey it’s Jesus Montero running during warmups #mariners — Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 18, 2014 Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times penned a critical commentary regarding the lost cause that is becoming former Seattle Mariners star prospect Jesus Momtero. Divish writes that Montero is “just another guy filled with potential, but unaware that he’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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