Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/12/13
Remember 2009? The Tigers were in first almost the entirety of the 2009 campaign, until the epic collapse in the month of September that led to a Tigers faultier and  Carlos Gomez crossing the plate in extra innings as the Twins took the central. In that offseason Dave Dombrowski made a trade that left some Tigers fans scratching their heads and wondering what the future of the Tigers would hold. The Tigers traded Edwin Jackson and Curtis Granderson in a three team trade that brought Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson, and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit. Edwin Jackson headed to Arizona along with Yankees prospect Ian Kennedy, and Granderson found himself in pinstripes. Trading a fan favorite like Granderson did not sit well with fans, but there was a lot of promise with this trade. Jackson was touted as a guy who could play great defense, but needed to cut down on the strike-outs. Schelereth was hard on left handed hitters, and featured a good curveball. Scherzer had maybe the most potential...
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