Major Leagues Baseball kicked off its Winter Meetings Monday in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Detroit Tigers were the subject of many rumor as they look to unload some talent, and some pricey contracts. OF Curtis Granderson and P Edwin Jackson have been the subject of most of the rumors, since the Tigers have let the other teams know that they are available should another club meet their asking price. While we don’t know what that price is, it is sure to include some solid bullpen help, and a few blue chip prospects.
Heading into the Winter Meetings the Tigers still needed a starting Short Stop but they resolved that situation by resigning Adam Everett to a one year deal. That did not stop the rumors from swirling all day that a trade was imminent with the New York Mets, a report was posted on a Twitter account from USA Today writer Bob Nightengale writer that the trade was a done deal. A New York Mets official immediately shot the rumor down.
According to AOL Fanhouse the Tigers are sorting through up to twelve offers for Jackson. However the latest rumors have a mega three way trade deal brewing. Under this deal Granderson and one or two Arizona prospects would go to the Yankees, Jackson and Yankee Right Hander Ian Kennedy to the Diamondbacks, and the Tigers would receive RHP Mark Scherzer from Arizona, CF Austin Jackson, and LHP’s Phil Coke and Michael Dunn from the Yankees.
This is a move that makes sense for the Tigers, they get to dump a little salary, get a starter and some bullpen help plus Granderson’s replacement in Center Field and at the top of their batting order.
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