- Dan Szymborski, ESPN Insider
After a pretty quiet offseason, the New York Yankees finally made their move Friday, signing former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and picking up Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for Jesus Montero.
Trading Montero is a tough thing to do, but the Yankees pick up another young, cost-controlled player with star potential. More importantly, the Yankees, in what appears to be a very competitive three-team race in the AL East between New York, the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, address what is a crucial team need.
Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory looks at what the additions of Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda will mean for the Yankees' AL East chances.