I grew up in an angry, dysfunctional household and avoid confrontation as a result. Additionally, I'm a Libra, so I always look for balance or try to balance the scales in any situation.
|In the words of the Floyd, us...and them.|
Both teams lost in that trade. Both.
Jesus simply sucked more and sucked faster than Pineda. Pineda is a broken down old man at 27. He is not quite as inconsistent as Nova (brought to you by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation), and maybe marginally not as bad when he's bad, but that's splitting hairs. If his name was Ivan or Nakita or Vladimir, we'd all be saying that he's nothing but another dice roll every time he steps on the mound.
We don't need no stinking dice rolls. You don't win pennants with dice rolls as half your starting rotation (I'm rounding down to be charitable).
And as Alphonso said, the other thing about Pineda are his DL proclivities. So the above is if he even manages to get to the mound.
Yes, Montero turned out to be the Hindenberg, both physically and in terms of performance. But Pineda was no bargain. Saying we categorically won that trade is like saying McCann is worth every penny because he sure can frame pitches.
It's time to move on. We have bigger fish to fry this season, none of which are at all appetizing.