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Granderson trade about to become official

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sorry for the new post so quickly, but Major League Baseball just announced that the general managers of the Yankees, Tigers and Diamondbacks are about to hold a press conference.

Wonder what that could be about?

Pretty soon we’re going to have reaction and details on the Curtis Granderson trade. I’ll update this post when that information starts to come in.

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.: Discussions started before Thanksgiving. Began with the Tigers hearing the Diamondbacks were interested in Edwin Jackson and the Yankees were interested in Curtis Granderson. It took roughly three weeks to get everything worked out.

UPDATE, 4:39 p.m.: Tigers were not interested in lower-level players. They were only going to do the deal for players who could jump into the lineup and rotation immediately.

UPDATE, 4:43 p.m.: Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski on Austin Jackson: “We’re counting on him to make our big league club… He’s about as sure of a guy as you can find.”

UPDATE, 4:44 p.m.: Cashman on Jackson, “I’ve said no to him on so many deals in the past.”

UPDATE, 4:46 p.m.: Cashman: “We’re excited about what we’re getting and distraught about what we gave up at the same time.”

UPDATE, 4:48 p.m.: Cashman said this deal doesn’t rule out bringing back Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui. “The next decisions we make are just as important,” he said.

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.: Well that was pretty quick. The press conference is over, but the beat writers are getting Cashman pretty soon. There should be a little more information in an hour or so. Hang tight.




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