Update: 12:30AM ET: Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Tigers were never satisfied with the blockbuster talks.
The D’Backs pushed for a blockbuster three-way deal with the Yankees and Tigers today, only to see one of those two teams veto it, according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, the teams are discussing the following scenario.
The deal would send Curtis Granderson to the Yanks, along with a prospect or two from the D’Backs. Arizona would obtain Edwin Jackson from the Tigers and Ian Kennedy from the Yankees. The Tigers would obtain Max Scherzer from the D’Backs and Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Michael Dunn from the Yanks.
Talks are apparently at an “impasse” now, though the D’Backs continue to push for a trade
Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson? Does that mean our hopes for Roy Halladay are over? I didn’t realize it would take this much to land him.
Jon Heyman of SI.com reported that the Yankees spent “much of the day” trying to acquire Granderson, and that they still haven’t offered Johnny Damon a contract. I didn’t realize the Yankees were spending the whole day in talks with Detroit, so I guess this is some serious business here.
Earlier today, Buster Olney said the Tigers wanted Phil Hughes and Austin Jackson from the Yankees for Granderson. I didn’t even want to part with him for Halladay, so it wouldn’t make much sense to do that.