Alright, day one of the Winter Meetings is in the book and the book rumor this morning is a three way deal between the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Yankees. The Tigers would get Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Michael Dunn and Phil Coke and they’d send Curtis Granderson to the Yankees and Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks. It’s an interesting move because the Tigers would save some money short term, but they’d be getting players that are already major league ready. We’ll see if this has legs because Buster Olney is already saying only one team “really” likes this deal.
Both Fernando Rodney and Brandon Lyon turned down arbitration. The Tigers are talking to Lyon about bringing him back after Lyon got snubbed by the Phillies. It’s funny that the Tigers are still throwing out Joel Zumaya as a closing option after all of the injuries. While you can’t factor him out, I think it’s a stretch to already be naming him your closer.
This is going to be the case with just about decent reliever, but the Tigers name was thrown into hat of teams looking at J.J. Putz.
Former Tigers Ivan Rodriguez signed a two year deal with the Nationals. I’m a little surprised by that.
And finally, this is a good story on the Winter Meetings in general.