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A blockbuster nears completion

A relatively quiet winter meetings has just been rocked by the apparent completion (pending physicals) of a blockbuster, three-way trade between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, which will result in Curtis Granderson going to the Bronx.

Here is a quick look at what the deal means for each team involved:

*Yankees. Acquire CF Granderson from DET. Send RHP Ian Kennedy to ARI, and OF Austin Jackson and LHP Phil Coke to DET.Analysis: Despite his susceptibility to lefties, Granderson, one of the most personable players in the game, will be a star in the Bronx, both on and off the field. The Yankees could play Granderson (who is owed about $25 million over the next three years) in center, with Melky Cabrera in left, or vice-versa. The deal also gives them sigificant leverage in their negotiations with veteran Johnny Damon, to whom they will probably make a take-it-or-leave-it offer to return on an incentive-laden one- or two-year deal as a primary DH. If Damon rejects it, they move on. Jackson, an athletic center fielder, is the major piece they gave up, and this deal probably removes whatever chance they had of trading for Roy Halladay.

*Diamondbacks. Acquire RHPs Kennedy from NYY and Edwin Jackson from DET. Send RHP Max Scherzer and LHP Daniel Schlereth to DET. Slotted behind Dan Haren and (theoretically) Brandon Webb, Jackson gives the D'backs a strong three-deep rotation. The cost, though, was steep: two hard-throwing young pitchers. And Jackson suffered a steep dropoff in performance in the second half last year.

*Tigers. Acquire RHP Scherzer and LHP Schlereth from ARI, and RHP Ian Kennedy and OF Austin Jackson from NYY. Send CF Curtis Granderson to NYY. The Tigers needed some payroll relief, and got it by dealing Granderson for four young, inexpensive players, all of whom will be under club control for either five or six more years. (Schlereth, incidentally, is the son of former Redskin Mark Schlereth.)

By Dave Sheinin  |  December 8, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
 
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Comments

Excellent deal for the Tigers.

Posted by: js_edit | December 8, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Why the hell would the Tigers trade Granderson AND Jackson?

Posted by: wis193 | December 8, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow are the Yankees going to be happy with this trade. Not only is Granderson a GREAT ballplayer but is a GREAT person as well. The Tigers just could not stand NOT BEING IN LAST PLACE.

Posted by: gordon6 | December 9, 2009 6:50 AM | Report abuse

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