SpecialFNK wrote:Mariners ended up sending Pineda to the Yankees for Montero, but there was talk of Pineda to the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie.
mlbtraderumorsBlue Jays, Mariners Talked Pineda For Lawrie Swap
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [January 31 at 11:14am CST]
Alex Anthopoulos hinted last night that some young Blue Jays drew trade interest this offseason, and Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail has the details on some talks that never materialized. The Blue Jays and Mariners discussed Michael Pineda, but the Blue Jays balked when the Mariners wanted Brett Lawrie in return for the right-hander, according to Blair's sources.
Instead, the Yankees obtained Pineda for Jesus Montero last month and the Blue Jays held onto Lawrie. The 22-year-old British Columbia native made his MLB debut in 2011, posting a .293/.373/.580 line in 171 plate appearances. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik selected Lawrie in the first round of the 2008 draft when he was Milwaukee's scouting director. Meanwhile, Pineda posted a 3.74 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 171 innings as a rookie last year.
should the Jays have gone for that? or was keeping Lawrie the right move?
I'd rather have lawrie