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Yankees Trade Rumors: Jesus Montero Won't Be Centerpiece Of Ubaldo Jimenez Trade

At this time last year, it would have been ludicrous to even consider that the Colorado Rockies would be open to moving Ubaldo Jimenez, who was in the middle of a breakout season. But a year later Jimenez hasn't looked quite as good as he did, and it seems like the Rockies are at least open to the possibility of moving him. The Yankees appear to be one of the teams targeting him, and as we've seen in this stream, might have a shot. SI's John Heyman has some insight as to how the package might be constructed.

says person w/ ties to rox: "montero will not be the centerpiece of (ubaldo) deal.'' theyll take him but not at best pieceless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Montero is the top prospect in the Yankee's organization, so that means that he would have to go to Colorado with a player that is already a difference maker at the major league level. No word on who that player is, but if the Rockies are asking for a major league ready player and Montero, that might be a little bit too high of a price tag for the Yankees. But if they think this is their year to compete, maybe they make a run.