Mariners, Tigers Trade Talks Stall

Trade talks between the Mariners and Tigers have stalled, according to ESPN's Jerry CrasnickEdwin Jackson and Curtis Granderson have been discussed, but Crasnick's source finds a deal "pretty doubtful."  Crasnick indicates that the Mariners were never terribly interested in Granderson, but did like Jackson.  The asking price is simply too high at present.

Crasnick says many feel Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is trying to sell high on Jackson, who posted a 3.62 ERA in 214 innings this year.  Jackson is only 26, and he did improve both his strikeout and walk rates (6.8 K/9, 2.9 BB/9).  Some are dinging Jackson for his final eleven starts, over which he posted a 5.83 ERA with a 6.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9.  If you are an xFIP fan, that stat had Jackson at 4.58 this year.  XFIP presumably wouldn't factor in at an arbitration hearing, however, and Jackson is due a pretty big raise on this year's $2.2MM salary.

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