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 Done deal - Grandy and EJax GONE 
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Granderson To Yanks, Edwin Jackson To D'Backs, Scherzer To Tigers <http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/12/granderson-to-yanks-edwin-jackson-to-dbacks.html>

By Tim Dierkes [December 8 at 1:24pm CST]

As chronicled here <http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/12/yanks-tigers-dbacks-discussed-blockbuster.html>, a three-team blockbuster trade has been agreed upon between the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Tigers.  The players:

The Yankees receive center fielder Curtis Granderson <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grandcu01.shtml>, who turns 29 in March.  Granderson is owed $5.5MM in 2010, $8.25MM in '11, and $10MM in '12, with a $13MM club option/$2MM buyout for '13.  That's $25.75MM guaranteed over the next three years.  Melky Cabrera could now be expendable for the Yankees, and the Cubs are one possible suitor <http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-08-cubs-chicago-dec08,0,7816259.story>.

The Diamondbacks receive a pair of starting pitchers: Edwin Jackson <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksed01.shtml> and Ian Kennedy <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kenneia01.shtml>. Jackson, 26, is under team control for '10 and '11 and is owed an arbitration raise on this year's $2.2MM salary.  Kennedy, 25 this month, missed most of the '09 season due to surgery to remove an aneurysm near his shoulder.  As far as I can tell he is under team control for another six seasons.  This is the second year in a row Jackson has been traded at the Winter Meetings.

The Tigers receive four players: starter Max Scherzer <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml>, relievers Daniel Schlereth <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schleda01.shtml> and Phil Coke <http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cokeph01.shtml>, and center fielder Austin Jackson <http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=jackso001aus>.  The Tigers get five years of Scherzer, six of Schlereth, five of Coke, and six of Jackson, potentially 22 years of control in total.  Scherzer, 25, and Jackson, 23 in February, are probably considered the prizes of the haul.

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December 8th, 2009, 3:59 pm
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It was a good move by my yanks. I think melky stays though. All depends on Johnny Damon. This move puts pressure on Damon. If Damon stays, Melky is the 4th outfielder and they can move Gardner. If They don't re-sign Damon, Melky and Gardner will rotate at center and Grandy will play left.


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I don't know what to think of this trade just yet and we probably won't know who got the better deal for a couple of years. Regardless, I think the Tigers will decline next year because of it, but it could improve their future outlook if most of these prospects pan out.

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slybri19 wrote:
I don't know what to think of this trade just yet and we probably won't know who got the better deal for a couple of years. Regardless, I think the Tigers will decline next year because of it, but it could improve their future outlook if most of these prospects pan out.



I agree... I'm sick of the media bashing Illitch for dumping some salary when he's spending a ton already. It seems that they're quick to forget that Willis, Robertson, and Mags are due a TON of change next year. It's not that our payroll is small, it's that we've over paid for a bunch of old coots that aren't performing up to par.

This move allows us to make it through some of these contracts with a reasonably good team, with enough cash coming on the books in a couple of years to re-tool WITH these young guys getting some experience, and making another run for something big.

Granderson was my favorite Tiger, and I'm sad to see him go. That said, given the state of the team right now, I understand the move and ultimately think it was the right thing to do.


December 10th, 2009, 4:54 pm
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