I didn’t have a lot of time to go back and see if this has ever happened before, but the Tigers, Yankees and Diamondbacks rosters got turned on their heads this morning when it was announced that the Winter Meetings deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees and Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks was reversed because of tampering. They’re not saying which team did the tampering but it looks like at least one of the players in the trade may have had some contact with their prospective team well before the deal went through. How the league kept the claim under wraps for so long is a big surprise but an even bigger one is how this move will affect each of the three teams.
For the Tigers, I think it’s good short term. Austin Jackson showed some promise, but having Granderson back out there (along with Damon and Ordonez) helps the lineup. Short term I think Max Scherzer for Edwin Jackson is a wash (although I would have rather had Scherzer going forward). It does ding up the bullpen though. Phil Coke is gone so the Tigers are short one lefty out of the pen and while Dan Schlereth didn’t make the team, I think the Tigers were hoping he’d contribute with some seasoning down in the minors.
I’ll provide more details as they develop but this should make for an very ODD DAY.