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Tigers/D-Backs/Yankees Trade Still Alive?

As of last night, the proposed three-way trade between the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Yankees had stalled. Buster Olney mentioned on Twitter that discussions had reached the point where only one of the three teams (presumably Arizona) liked the deal on the table.

However, that apparently doesn't mean the trade is dead. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the three teams are still open to a deal. I presume that when negotiations get so far that most of the key players in a trade are in place, there's still plenty to work with. And it looks like each team knows which big name it would get in this deal. Perhaps it's more a matter of either the Tigers getting the players they want, or the Yankees relenting on who they'd prefer not to give up.

Once again, here's the trade scenario that was in play last night:

  • The Yankees get Curtis Granderson from the Tigers and one or two prospects from the Diamondbacks.
  • The Diamondbacks receive Edwin Jackson from the Tigers and right-hander Ian Kennedy from the Yankees.
  • The Tigers would get right-hander Max Scherzer from the Diamondbacks, along with centerfielder Austin Jackson and lefty relievers Phil Coke and Michael Dunn from the Yankees.

Based on Olney's reporting, the Tigers apparently want Phil Hughes included in the deal, but the Yankees don't want to give him up.

Just to provide some more background on Dunn, who might be the most unfamiliar name in the proposed trade, he pitched in Double and Triple-A this season. In 73.1 innings, he compiled 99 strikeouts and 46 walks. Dunn pitched four innings with the Yankees this year, posting a 6.75 ERA in four innings, along with five strikeouts and five walks.

UPDATE #1 (10:30 a.m. ET): Via Twitter, Jon Heyman has some more details on what's been thrown back-and-forth in trade discussions between the three teams. First, he mentions that reliever Daniel Schlereth may have been included in the Diamondbacks' package going to Detroit. He also says that the Yankees don't want to give up four prospects in this deal.

(via Tiger Tracks on Twitter)

UPDATE #2: Morosi is now corroborating Heyman's report that the Yankees are balking at giving up four players in this trade, especially when they'd only be getting one in return. According to Morosi's source, the chances of this now happening are "not good."

UPDATE #3 (11:45 a.m. ET): According to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand, the Tigers "may be caving" on their price for Granderson. Subsequently, trade talks appear to be alive once again (via Heyman).