The trade will include big names and first-round picks when it is finally completed. Curtis Granderson is an All-Star with some major numbers and a superstar presence, and Edwin Jackson was picked for the Midsummer Classic last year. Max Scherzer is regarded, generally, as one of the great young power arms in the game, and there will be back-to-back days, inevitably, when right-handed hitters will struggle to muster half-decent swings against him and Justin Verlander. Daniel Schlereth could be a closer some day. Austin Jackson comes with more than two years of advance notice, having once been part of the Johan Santana trade talks.
Getty ImagesGranderson is a solution for the Yanks, but there's a sense his departure was a solution for the Tigers as well.
But some talent evaluators who chatted about the deal in the lobby in Indianapolis sensed a strong whiff of chip-cashing going on in this trade, with each side perhaps selling an asset before the flaws are further exposed.
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