With the Detroit Tigers completely out of contention, a season-long storyline has been the fate of their beloved pitcher Justin Verlander, who was a trade candidate. After not being moved at the non-waiver trade deadline, it appeared that the Tigers had struck a deal for him today.


Wow, a legitimate World Series contender landed Verlander, and given the shit week Houston has had, they could use the good news.

But this trade didn’t last long.


McCosky also tweeted the potential return for Verlander. Detroit would have received pitcher Franklin Perez (No. 46 MLB prospect), outfielder Daz Cameron (No. 9 Astros prospect) and possibly catcher Jake Rodgers (No. 11 Astros prospect).

Verlander has a full no-trade clause and was iffy on going to Houston from the get-go. According to FanRag’s Jon Heyman, there is a “belief” that Verlander would be willing to accept a deal to the Cubs or Dodgers.

UPDATE: Verlander is headed to Houston after all. Detroit will send $16 million and a player to be named later for the three players mentioned earlier.