I know we just had a post about the Curtis Granderson trade, but the situation is considerably different now, so let’s start a new post for information as it comes in.
As of 2:10 p.m., multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is done. Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch is currently addressing the media and started the session by saying he can’t comment on any potential deal. “We are doing everything we can to make our team better,” he said.
Literally two minutes ago I got a text message from Austin Jackson that said simply, “No, I haven’t heard anything.”
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: To get a sense of how much youth is going to Detroit, check out these numbers: The Tigers get five years of 25-year-old Max Scherzer, six years of 23-year-old Daniel Schlereth, five years of 27-year-old Phil Coke and six years of 23-year-old Austin Jackson. That’s a total of 22 years suddenly under Detroit’s control.
UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: It seemed for a while there that news would be flowing in, but apparently the players involved have still not been told that a deal is final.
UPDATE, 3:46 p.m.: One thing to like about Granderson: He’s at his best when he’s pulling the ball. And managed to pull the ball roughly 50 percent of the time last season. And pulling the ball is a good thing for a left-handed hitter to do in Yankee Stadium.