The Mariners traded Michael Pineda to the Yankees for Jesus Montero. Seeing as how we will be in the AL west after next year I am paying close attention to deals happening there now more closely than I am all the deals the Cubs are making. I would much rather the Mariners have a good hitting catcher over an ace pitcher. 3 ace pithcers will put any team into the playoffs(2005 Astros are proof). The Mariners were going to have 2, but they traded 1 away. Thus I think this is a great trade for the Astros.