Edwin Jackson. It's supposed to be a 4 year deal worth about $52 million, pending a physical. Read about the deal HERE.
$52 million for 4 years for a guy that has a 4.40 career ERA and has been on 7 teams in 10 seasons, not to mention the Cubs will now be his 8th club. That doesn't scream stability to me, that screams "rotation filler."
Nothing against Jackson's talent (even though he's inconsistent) and I'm sure he's a nice guy, but there is something worrisome when a 29 year old is moved around that much. I applaud Jackson for getting the deal. Look, I was convinced last season that no one would sign this guy long term. Don't forget, last season I suggested his agent at the time, Scott Boras ruined Jackson when he was asking for 5 years/$60 million and ended up latching onto the Nationals for 1 season. Read WHY EDWIN JACKSON IS THE LAST MAN STANDING where I wrote "Edwin Jackson's agent Scott Boras tried to convince the world that Edwin Jackson
wasn't Edwin Jackson. Instead, Boras over shot, and went to the press
suggesting his client should receive a 5 year deal worth $60 million
That's wasn't only stupid, it was freaking hilarious. Not only does
Jackson not deserve that type of contract, he can't live up to it... no
Now, earlier in this post, I was blaming Scott Boras for ruining baseball and for working out this deal for Jackson. I was mistaken and thanks to AzCubsFan, who kindly pointed out in the comments section below, Jackson ditched Soctt Boras for Legacy Sports and that's who worked out this deal for Jackson:
I guess Jackson reads BYB, because in that WHY EDWIN JACKSON IS THE LAST MAN STANDING piece, I also wrote: "Message to Mr. Jackson...fire your agent, he's delusional."
Nice. Good looking out AzCubsFan. Thanks.
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