Just like that, Yanks upgrade rotation

New York deals Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda and lands free agent Hiroki Kuroda

Updated: January 14, 2012, 12:22 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

For the first two months and 15 days of the 2011-12 offseason, those sneaky New York Yankees were so quiet, they made the Kansas City Royals look like, well, the Yankees.

Sheez, you didn't think THAT would last all winter, did you?

Hey, you know all those worries about the Yankees' starting-pitching depth we've been obsessing on for weeks? Welllllll, never mind.

That plot line became permanently defunct in the span of, oh, about 45 minutes Friday night.

There ...

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