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Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

Posted on: July 25, 2010 4:40 pm
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Edwin Jackson Here's a new name for you in the trade sweepstakes: Edwin Jackson.

SI.com's Jon Heyman says the Nationals, amongst other teams, have exhibited interest in Jackson.

Just 26, Jackson already has a no-hitter to his name and delivered a 3.62 ERA in 214 starts for the Tigers last season. He was shipped to Detroit in the Curtis Granderson three-way trade, and has disappointed to date with a 5.01 ERA in 20 starts. However, he's been unlucky on balls in play and baserunners stranded (due, no doubt, in part to the D-Backs' terrible bullpen allowing inherited runs to score) and has actually contributed a xFIP of 4.27 to his team.

Jackson is making $4.2 million on the year and has an $8.35 million payday on the way in 2011 before becoming a free agent at what will be the young age of 28 with parts of nine seasons under his belt after coming up as a 19-year-old with the Dodgers.

The Nationals would love to add a young starter to its burgeoning rotation. Interest in baseball is piquing in Washington and the team is slowly but surely getting better. A Jackson add would give the team a 2011 rotation comprised of Stephen Strasburg, Jackson, Jordan Zimmerman, Jason Marquis and no shortage of solid No. 5 candidates.

This is merely speculation, but since the Tigers and White Sox have exhibited such strong interest in Adam Dunn, perhaps a three-way deal could be engineered to send Jackson to Washington, Dunn to one of the AL Central teams and pitching to 'Zona. The ChiSox could and will dangle Daniel Hudson and other minor-league pieces while the Tigers could make a play by offering Andrew Oliver or Jacob Turner.

If Jackson is traded, Derrick Hall, the CEO of Arizona says Haren won't be dealt, in an earlier MLB Facts and Rumors report . Haren, of course, is one of the bigger names on the block but is looking increasingly unlikely he will be dealt. The Yankees are the front-runners largely they are the Yankees and not because there is an enticing package available.

The Diamondbacks are looking for pitching in return for either, and while the team is in disarray, is still not all that far from contention. Even if Arizona decides to retain both players, it will not be at a cost to future Diamondback squads.
-- Evan Brunell

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Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

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Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

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Since: May 27, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2010 9:29 am
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

He does have a no hitter to his credit this year, what is wrong with that?



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 4:28 pm
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

You clearly don't follow baseball... The trade was a three-team deal, just like the article says, and it traded Granderson to the Yanks, Scherzer to the Tigers, Jackson to the Diamondbacks, and Ian Kennedy from the Yanks to the Diamondbacks. Do some research before you post a comment.

 


Yes, he was part of the 3-team deal but, unlike what the article states, he went from Detroit to AZ in the deal.  Detroit got Austin Jackson from the Yanks.  Don't see where umgoblue (can't believe I am sticking up for a U of M fan) was saying he wasn't part of the trade, just that he did not go to Detroit.  So, maybe you need to work on your reading comprehension skills before posting.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

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Since: Jun 28, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2010 2:03 pm
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

Talk about a "Going Out of Business" sale.  You get rid of your #1 starter and are considering trading a young solid pitcher you just traded for that was part of a World Series rotation in '08.  This ladies and gentlemen is the sad face and reality of the pre-beginnings of team rebuilding, my condolensces to Diamondback fans.  What's really sad is that it didnt have to be this way?  Arizona has, I mean had a pool of players that if managed and coached properly could have been in serious contention.  They've got talented position players and had above average poorly coaced pitching.  Now what do they have, not much.  And by the way stop it with the Adam Dunn rumurs, that's one donkey that's staying on the DC farm.  You have to like where that team's headed and pretty quickly.  Peace, sports universe.



Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

I would rather have Daniel Hudson then Edwin Jackson. Jackson has one good season in 9 years...ONE.  And that no hitter they were so excited about, he walked 8 guys...more than he struck out...and a wild pitch. Edwin Jackson is a jekyll and hyde pitcher with no control.
Daniel Hudson has ace stuff, and he'd be making peanuts under team control for 4 years. This isn't even a matter of future vs present either. I'm willing to bet Hudson will be a better pitcher next year then Jackson will.

I guess it all depends on whether or not they think they'll be a contender next year though. I think Dunn will be more important for next year then either Jackson or Hudson, but I wouldn't count on getting a Hudson type player back at the deadline next year.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:06 pm
 

Nationals interested in Edwin Jackson

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