Yankees, Tigers, Diamondbacks Possibly Working on Blockbuster Deal?

December 8, 2009   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

Today was the first day of the Winter Meetings held in Indianapolis. The Yankees were already making headlines from the meeting.

First, they sent away inconsistent reliever Brian Bruney to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later.

Not the most shocking news as Bruney was hardly used in October and November. In Washington, he’ll probably be used more.

But the big news came during the night time, a possible three-way deal that could be in the works between the Yankees, Tigers and Diamondbacks.

According to FOX Sport’s Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the deal could look something like this:

The Yankees would get center fielder Curtis Granderson.

The Diamondbacks would get pitchers Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy.

The Tigers would get pitchers Max Scherzer, Phil Coke, Michael Dunn and outfielder Austin Jackson.

Around 10 p.m. on Monday night, it was rumored that one of the teams vetoed the trade, but the Diamondbacks were going to continue to push the trade.

Around 11:30 later that night, Joel Sherman of the New York Post said it was the Tigers who vetoed the trade because they weren’t satisfied enough with that they were getting in the deal.

So right now, no deal has been made, but it looks like the Yankees are going to continue to work on these talks with the Tigers and Diamondbacks and try to work on a deal which could land Granderson in New York.

It’s no surprise the Yankees are interested in getting Granderson as it was reported earlier last month that the Yankees were going to make a strong push to get Granderson to play center field and upgrade the position, which was played by Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner last season.

If the talks are true, do resume and the Yankees snag Granderson, many fans have to wonder the fate of Melky and Gardner in New York. Does Melky or Gardner get traded before 2010? Melky might, Gardner could be used more as the fourth outfielder like he was in 2009.

It’s also no surprise Coke would be in the deal as well, considering he, like Bruney, fell out of favor during the playoffs and Damaso Marte became the reliable left- hander out of the Yankees bullpen.

Day one of the winter meetings have come and gone, but the Yankees are already making their presence felt in Indianapolis.

They have yet to make the deal, but the same thing happened almost five years ago in the deal for Randy Johnson with the Yankees and Diamondbacks. It took almost two weeks for the teams to sort out the deal before they got it done.

Stay tuned to see if this deal really goes down or if it is another casualty story of the annual baseball hot stove.

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