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Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) acknowledges the crowed against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough day for many Detroit Tigers fans who woke up this morning to hear that their ace and 2011 Cy Young winner/ AL MVP Justin Verlander was traded at literally the last minute to the Houston Astros.

As difficult as it is for all of us, imagine what it feels like inside the Tiger offices and clubhouse, where his teammates are dealing with losing arguably their best player, as well as a friend, and brother-in-arms.

Check out the reaction from Verlander’s now former teammates.

James McCann can see it partly from our side, as a fan before he became a teammate:

Nick Castellanos was very straightforward about his feelings:

Shane Greene talked about losing his teammate, and his friend:

Ian Kinsler tried to put it all in perspective:

Alex Wilson puts the final punctuation on the trade, calling it exactly what it is:

And here are GM Al Avila and Manager Brad Ausmus talking about the trade:

And one final time as a Tiger…here is Justin Verlander saying goodbye.

From all of us fans of the Old English D, best of luck, JV. Thanks for the memories.

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