Before I evaluate each player, let's recap the trade. The Yankees traded Kennedy to Arizona and Jackson and LHP Phil Coke to Detroit. The Diamondbacks sent Scherzer and LHP Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers as well. The Tigers sent RHP Edwin Jackson to the Arizona as well as Granderson to the Yankees. So, the Yankees traded Kennedy, A. Jackson and Coke for Granderson. The Tigers traded E. Jackson and Granderson for A. Jackson, Scherzer, Coke and Schlereth. The Diamondbacls traded Scherzer and Schlereth for Kennedy and E. Jackson. Edwin Jackson was traded at the 2010 trading deadline to the Chicago White Sox in the deal that brought RHP Daniel Hudson to the Diamondbacks. Other than that, all players in this trade remain with the teams they were traded to.
It is hard to knock Granderson and his performance with the Yankees, even though the Yankees had another difficult October because of a lack of offensive production. Granderson is a star CF with perrenial 40 HR power that is difficult to duplicate. Coke, though he has pitched well, particularly this season, is a lefty specialist that is easy to replace. Kennedy is now Arizona's ace and Austin Jackson is the Tigers leadoff man and CF. Though Granderson is a better player at this point than Jackson, the Yankees did give up Kennedy which makes it about even for them.
The Tigers did very well landing Scherzer, in addition to Jackson, the deal
got the Tigers Coke as well as Schlereth, who is injured this season. For Granderson, the Tigers got a starting CF, number two pitcher in their rotation (let's face it, if Scherzer is 100%, he's be pitching ahead of Doug Fister) and two lefty relievers. Not a bad deal for the Tigers, they did very well.
As for Arizona, not many have spoken on how well they did. For Scherzer and Schlereth, they got Kennedy and Edwin Jackson. Jackson was flipped for Hudson, giving the Diamondbacks their top two starting pitchers in their rotation. Scherzer and Schlereth for Kennedy and Hudson makes the Diamondbacks big winners in this trade.
Using E. Jackson as a flip for Hudson, this deal resulted in two starting CFs, both of whom are All Stars as well as a #1 and two #2 pitchers. Throw in the two middle relievers and this trade should be spoken about for a long period of time.