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ESPN's Crasnick: Tigers-Mariners Trade "Pretty Doubtful"

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As of last week, it seemed like only a matter of time before the Detroit Tigers traded pitcher Edwin Jackson. And the most likely trade partner appeared to be the Seattle Mariners. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, however, those discussions have stalled.

(via MLB Trade Rumors)

On ESPN's Rumor Central (Insider), Crasnick reported that a source "familiar with the talks" told him that a trade between the Tigers and Mariners was now looking "pretty doubtful," as the two teams can't agree on what would be included in such a deal. The prevailing opinion seems to be that Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is looking to "sell high" on Jackson (13-9, 3.62 ERA), and in the Mariners' eyes, is asking for too much in a trade.

Seattle had also supposedly expressed interest in outfielder Curtis Granderson, but with Franklin Gutierrez already in centerfield, the Mariners have less of a need for him. According to Crasnick, they're also concerned about Granderson's high strikeout numbers and poor average against left-handed pitching. So there was far more interest in Jackson.

(Thanks to those who posted news and links on this in the comments of the previous post.)