BREAKING (ok, not really) News: Edwin Jackson signs 1-year deal with Nats

by JohnBowen

Right hander Edwin Jackson has come to terms with the Washington Nationals on a 1-year deal worth around 10 million dollars.

Scott Boras’s was initially fishing for a 5-year, 50 million dollar deal, but those hopes were basically dashed when 1) Edwin Jackson turned out to be a pretty average pitcher and 2) When the New York Yankees, who have the resources to overpay¬†for below average pitching and some question marks in their rotation, solved their conundrum by inking Hiroki Kuroda to a 1-year deal and fleecing the Seattle Mariners for Michael Pineda.

Still, this move gives the Nationals a front-four of Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman, and Jackson. Not exactly the Cy-tastic rotation the Phillies are sporting, but nothing to scoff at either. 

The Nationals will be Jackson’s sixth team in five seasons, having pitched for the Rays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, White Sox, and most recently the St. Louis Cardinals, where he won a World Series ring this past year.

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4 Responses to “BREAKING (ok, not really) News: Edwin Jackson signs 1-year deal with Nats”

  1. Chuck Says:

    “Still, this move gives the Nationals a front-four of Stephen Strasburg, John Lannan, Jordan Zimmerman, and Jackson.”

    I think Gio Gonzalez would disagree.

  2. Bob Says:

    Yeah. Lannan will probably be traded away in the next 6-7 weeks. Wang will be their 5th starter, in that case.

  3. JohnBowen Says:

    Sorry, I meant Gonzalez instead of Lannan. Bob’s right, the rumors seem to indicate that Lannan is on his way out.

    I would just go with Lannan as the #5 guy, give that Wang has made 35 starts in the last four seasons combined.

    Then again, you could probably sell high on Lannan, given that he put up a pretty good ERA and lousy peripherals.

  4. JohnBowen Says:

    It’s fixed now, thanks for the catch, Chuck.

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