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