The Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero finally made his major league debut this past September. He made quite a splash too, but after years of hearing his name in trade rumors, will the Yankees resist trading him again this offseason?
That’s a hard question the Yankees are going to have to ask themselves. On one hand, their lineup is not getting any younger and injecting a bat like his at his age might be too much to pass up. On the other hand, the Yankees are always in need of pitching.
The answer is probably the same as it’s always been – they would rather not trade him, but if the right deal came across for the right pitcher, they might.
John Harper pondered this same question in the Daily News today. Some of the names that could be available included Matt Cain, Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill, Mat Latos, and James Shields. He seemed to find Cain the most intriguing as the Giants are in need of offense and he is set to become a free agent after the 2012 season.
What do you think? Should the Yankees still shop Montero for the right pitcher? Or is his offense too important especially as Alex Rodriguez and others enter their decline.