How The Tigers Won The 3 Way Deal This Offseason

Jason KimCorrespondent IMarch 22, 2010

VIERA, FL - MARCH 09:  Centerfielder Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers drives a single to left field against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium on March 9, 2010 in Viera, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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This offseason, many teams made news. One of the biggest news was the 3 way trade between the Yankees, D-Backs, and the Tigers. I don't get why Brian Cashman would do this. He said in interviews about the trade that he started planning early. It doesn't seem like it. The Detroit Tigers have won this trade. I don't care what "professional" analysts have to say about this being a trade that benefits everyone.

Tigers Get: Phil Coke, Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer

Yankees Get: Curtis Granderson

D-Backs Get: Edwin Jackson, Ian Kennedy


Tigers got a left handed reliever in Coke.

Austin Jackson's one of the best prospects.

Scherzer is a potential filled pitcher.

They only had to give up Edwin Jackson.


Curtis Granderson has trouble aginast lefties. People say he will have a rebound back year? How do they know? He's in a tougher division. Not only that, they lost Coke and Jackson!


D-Backs got a quality arm in Edwin Jackson, but no one knows how he will react to NL teams and also a lack of offense. Ian Kennedy has potential but hasn't filled that in years.


In my opnion, that's how the Tigers won this trade.