At least it's not Felix right? Right?
So I'm sure many of you have read by now that Michael Pineda has gone to the Evil Empire in deal that brought a catcher that can't catch to Seattle. Jesus Montero can crush the ball at the minor league level and in a hitter friendly major league ball park. I hate to see Pineda leave after a year for the Mariners, but the Mariners' brass being the cheap asses they are swapped a young pitching prospect for a hitting prospect to win the fans over. We were never in the running for Fielder, it was all smoke and mirrors. Even if we were gonna make a push for him why would Fielder want to come play for a mediocre team that has consistently squandered talent? Our biggest goal each season is to not finish below the Athletics. Maybe hitting will pick up this year; a healthy Smoak, Ackley, and Montero could give the Mariners a line up that isn't the joke of the American League.
I guess Mariners fans can rejoice in the fact that hey at least we're not the Pirates.