When you look at the staff as a whole, both are great acquisitions. Not Philles great but good enough to put them over the top along with their batting lineup.
depends on how you define "over the top"
personally, as the biggest yankees hater you'll meet, I think they are the best team in the AL(and probably were last year, but everyone knows the MLB champion is never the best, just the hottest team at the time). thing is, you have to knowledge that the team is getting old and the heart of that team is starting to show some serious decline.
I was honestly surprised they traded Montero because they're going to need some bats sooner rather than later.
I want the Nationals(my team) to find a way to get Brett Gardner though. is there any chance he is traded?
Nationals have a ridiculous farm(despite what some of the baseball world thinks, they did NOT gut their farm in the Gio Gonzalez trade.. it's still a top 5 farm in baseball) and we desperately need a CFer, and I've always been a huge fan of Gardner. I was thinking maybe Anthony Rendon(3B) when he's trade eligible and some relief pitching for Gardner. Yankees have to start thinking of ARods replacement.