A reader requested that I break down the three-way deal between the Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks like I did the Halladay-Lee-prospects deal. Numbers in parentheses are millions of dollars.
Team In Out Yankees Granderson (12) A. Jackson (3.33) Coke (3.33) Kennedy (3.33) Total 12 10 Tigers A. Jackson (3.33) E. Jackson (10) Scherzer (16) Granderson (12) Schlereth (2.33) Coke (3.33) Total 25 22 Diamondbacks E. Jackson (10) Scherzer (16) Kennedy (3.33) Schlereth (2.33) Total 13.33 18.33 Grand Total 50.33 50.33
I agree with other commentators that the Yankees and Tigers came out well in the deal, while the Diamondbacks didn’t do so well. Maybe the D-backs know things about Scherzer and Schlereth that we don’t. Also, keep in mind that these are crude estimates. Basically, I project the expected career performance based on minor-league performance and account for risk. I wish I could explain more about the prospect valuations, but the method requires a long and complicated explanation, and I devote a chapter to it in my book.