Even prior to the news about Michael, they have been debating "the trade" 24/7 on LoHud
There are a couple who are ABSOLUTELY convinced that Montero is going to be a Hall of Famer (no joke) and, wouldn't have traded him for anything or anybody (let alone, according to them, a young unproven pitcher with only two pitches). They have been pleading from the beginning for him to start in AAA - to develop his change, increase his strength and velocity AND increase his years of control.
Cashman screwed up here. He had Kuroda in the bag, Andy nibbling at the line, Noesi ready to step in and Yu there for the taking and he traded Piazza instead.
There are others who liked the trade. They point to the fact that Cashman has offered Montero multiple times and that Girardi never saw him as a catcher (and, with aging Jeter, Alex, Tex - the DH slot was a bit crowded already). They like the fact that they got a young, cost-controlled arm.
And the there are the majority who hated to see Montero go but, are resigned to the fact that Pineda is theirs now and are ready to stand behind him through thick and thin.
“Wet eyes, but didn’t cry or break down. Clearly upset.”
I’m sure the booing a-holes didn’t help. Welcome to Yankee fanland, kid. They’re your pal until you’re down. That’s when they do their best kick-in-the-face move.
And then there are those who just supply humor - this gave me a chuckle...
It gets even worse: I’m reading reports that Montero learned Shinto meditation techniques while in Japan and then spent the whole flight home visualizing hitting dingers.
You can imagine the chaos that ensued when Michael not only got lit up for the first time this spring but, shortly after the game, reports emerged that he would be having and MRI on his shoulder (670 posts on a ST game thread!).
I really hope Michael has a complete and speedy recuperation ~even though he's a Yankee now~ I'll still be rooting for him ('cept when he faces the M's, of course).