Granderson to the Yankees
And the rich get richer. This is just the latest bit of evidence that MLB has a flawed system. In a three-team deal, the Detroit Tigers have sent outfielder Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees. The Yankees gave up Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Ian Kennedy. In other words, not much.
The Arizona Diamondbacks end up with Ian Kennedy (the bloom is off his rose) and Edwin Jackson (nice overall numbers, but was bad after the All-Star break), and they gave up Max Sherzer and reliever Dan Schlereth.
In the end, the Tigers get Sherzer, Schelereth, Jackson and Coke. This is exactly what they wanted, to unload salary and get some prospects.
The sad reality is that they shouldn’t have to do that. And team’s like the Yankees and Red Sox continue to be able to pounce on any talent that shakes loose in situations like this.