Justin Verlander deal is a win-win for Astros and Tigers

Justin Verlander spent 13 seasons in Detroit. In addition to 183 wins, the right-hander also won the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and AL MVP awards. Larry W. Smith/EPA

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Trade: Houston Astros acquired RHP Justin Verlander from Detroit Tigers for LHP Franklin Perez, OF Daz Cameron and C Jake Rogers

The on-again, off-again, on-again nature of this trade kept everyone glued to Twitter (the 21st century version of the news wire). News finally broke shortly after midnight ET on Sept. 1, and the Astros now have another power arm in their rotation.