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Yanks, D-Backs, Tigers finalizing three-team swap

Tigers OF Curtis Granderson may be traded to the Yankees.

The second day of the MLB Winter Meetings has provided some blockbuster trade rumors.  The three-team swap would involve the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees (You had to see them coming. Has there ever been a December rumor that didn’t involve a Steinbrenner?) It is rumored that Tigers OF Curtis Granderson would end up patrolling the Yankee Stadium outfield next season.  While Granderson may be the biggest established name is this trade, I have my eyes on the Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson who is rumored to go to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Jackson is a young, up-and-coming pitcher who has a very bright future on the mound.

According to ESPN.com:

“The New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers are on the verge of the first major trade of baseball’s winter meetings, a deal that would send Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson to New York, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney.”

“In the trade, the Diamondbacks would obtain Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, while the Tigers will pick up Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and outfield prospect Austin Jackson.”

More information to follow in Superman’s MLB Winter Meetings: Day Two update this evening.

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  1. Berg-Dizzle
    December 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    The trade is in its final stages currently. I think Granderson will find some big time success in NY. When he is healthy he is one of the best hitting outfielders there is, not to mention he brings some more speed to the basepaths for the world champs. Throw him into an offensive lineup with Jeter, A-Rod, and Texiera, and he could see a major spike in offensive numbers. Although, it will be interesting to see if he can handle the pressure of playing in New York. Some can, and a lot can’t. I think this is a great snag by the Yanks though

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