Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, March 14, 2014

Seattle Mariners option Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma

Jesus Wash.ed.

Designated hitter/first baseman Jesus Montero, the one-time cornerstone for the rebuilding project that is the Seattle Mariners, will not be with the big-league club when the 2014 season begins in April after he was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

Montero put up decent numbers during the exhibition season, batting .310 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in 29 at-bats, which helped to partially salvage a spring training that started in disastrous fashion.

In Febrary, Montero showed up to the M’s training complex in Peoria, Ariz., overweight and out of shape for the second year in a row, offering no excuses when he told The Seattle Times, “After winter ball, all I did was eat.” This came after last season’s 50-game suspension stemming from the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the wake of the MLB’s Biogenesis scandal.

A former blue-chip catching prospect with the New York Yankees, Seattle acquired Montero in a blockbuster trade that sent starting pitcher Michael Pineda to New York before the 2012 season.

Repoz Posted: March 14, 2014 at 08:15 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mariners

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4671977)
This must make Jesus cross.
   2. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4671978)
Jesus just left Seattle and he's headed down, Tacoma way ...
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4671979)
Jesus will rise again.
   4. Select Storage Device Posted: March 15, 2014 at 12:35 AM (#4671999)
Seattle roll Montero like a barrel to Tacoma; giggle all the way. Cry when they reach there.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 15, 2014 at 09:20 AM (#4672035)
Surprisingly, he was actually playing pretty well this spring.
   6. JE (Jason) Posted: March 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM (#4672052)
A former blue-chip catching prospect with the New York Yankees, Seattle acquired Montero in a blockbuster trade that sent starting pitcher Michael Pineda to New York before the 2012 season.

In what world is a four-player swap where the best talent involved are a top prospect and young pitcher with one good season under his belt considered a "blockbuster?"
   7. Padraic Posted: March 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM (#4672053)
The world where the Yankees are involved in the trade...
   8. The District Attorney Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM (#4672057)
I'm sure it wasn't a "blockbuster" to the casual fan, but it was a pretty big deal to hardcores, in the sense that you very rarely see young top 20 prospects and/or successful rookies traded for each other.
   9. esseff Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4672068)
Well, at least he's still a better prospect than this guy.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(582 - 11:45am, Mar 01)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT - Politics - February 2015: At This Party, You’d Better Keep It Down. Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness Is Allowing Inmates to Watch the Super Bowl
(3549 - 11:43am, Mar 01)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogWho Is Responsible For A Called Strike?
(2 - 11:36am, Mar 01)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - February 2015
(1207 - 11:32am, Mar 01)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogA-Rod circus taking pressure off Gregorius at Yankees camp - NY Daily News
(13 - 11:30am, Mar 01)
Last: BDC

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez Attends First-Base School, but a Key Item Is Absent
(9 - 11:28am, Mar 01)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogSeveral aces may need to adjust to a low zone loss. | SportsonEarth.com
(3 - 11:12am, Mar 01)
Last: Captain Supporter

NewsblogBlue Jays expect Saunders back early in season - Sportsnet.ca
(6 - 11:03am, Mar 01)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogIn honor of the late Leonard Nimoy, the 'Vulcan changeup'
(7 - 10:45am, Mar 01)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogFun with MLB photo day - SBNation.com
(1 - 10:07am, Mar 01)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogWith Upton out, Braves can get good look at CF options | Atlanta Braves blog
(1 - 10:07am, Mar 01)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1572 - 9:59am, Mar 01)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogSale fractures right foot in accident at home | MLB.com
(18 - 7:34am, Mar 01)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogOT: The NHL is finally back thread, part 2
(1013 - 5:26am, Mar 01)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogYankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses - CBSSports.com
(55 - 4:22am, Mar 01)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

Page rendered in 0.2097 seconds
48 querie(s) executed