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White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

Posted on: July 30, 2010 1:05 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 2:53 pm
 

Right-hander Edwin Jackson is headed back to a pennant race and back to the American League Central -- for now.

The White Sox acquired Jackson, the author of a no-hitter earlier this year, sending right-handed pitcher Dan Hudson and a minor-league lefty, David Holmberg, to the desert as the stripping of the Arizona Diamondbacks continues.

But Jackson's stay in the Windy City could be short-lived. Sox general manager Kenny Williams was working on multiple fronts Friday as the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline moved to within 24 hours away, and there remains a very real chance that Chicago could flip Jackson to the Washington Nationals in a deal for slugger Adam Dunn.

The White Sox very much want to add a hitter to their lineup and have been talking to the Nats about Dunn for some time.

However, with Jake Peavy out for the season and having traded prospect Hudson to the Diamondbacks, the White Sox also are running short of starting pitchers. If they do deal Jackson to Washington for Dunn, it will create a hole in their rotation that would need to be filled. Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that the White Sox are talking with Houston about Brett Myers in a potential deal if they do ship Jackson to the Nationals. 

Jackson was 6-10 for the Diamondbacks this season, and his clear highlight was no-hitting Tampa Bay on June 25. Jackson has fanned 104 batters and walked 60 over 134 1/3 innings in 21 starts.

Pitching for Detroit last summer, Jackson earned his first All-Star appearance.

"He's either really good, or he's bad," says one scout from a club looking for starting pitching -- but which had little interest in Jackson. "He doesn't have command of his stuff all the time. He can't pitch at lower-level velocity. When he's pitching at 92, 93 m.p.h., he doesn't always know where it's going. He's better off pitching at 96."

Hudson, 23, was rated as the third-best prospect in the White Sox organization last winter by Baseball American and won raves from the White Sox at mid-season when he was summoned to the big leagues following Jake Peavy's season-ending injury.

"Great stuff," Sox slugger Paul Konerko told CBSSports.com at the All-Star Game of Hudson. "Great arm. Great change-up. ... I really think he's the guy. He doesn't get hit hard. When he throws strikes, they're good strikes. You look at his numbers. ... I know they're minor-league numbers, but he's a winner."

Holmberg, 19, was rated by Baseball America as the White Sox's eighth-best prospect.

The Diamondbacks now, according to sources, are turning their attention to dealing catcher Chris Snyder and reliever Chad Qualls.

 

Comments

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 7:20 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson


Peavy was on the DL last year and of course this year. maybe short stints every year, not a Padre expert.

But why do people come on here and spout BS all the time? Do some reserach.

From 2004 - 2009 Peavy made 166 starts, or 27.6 per year.

From 2004-2009 Peavy pitched 1068 innings, or 178 per year.

And managed to win 77 games from 2004-2009 with a lifetime ERA of 3.36.

Not bad for a guy who is "always" on the DL.
Yes, but that was against 'weak NL competiotion (sic)'.

If Jackson stays with the Sox he'll be facing AL teams such as the Rays, who he no-hit last month. Maybe what he really needs is the challenge of strong competition.



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

I hear all these  rumors and I am not sure what to believe. I read one place that Washington no desire to even talk about Jackson while on another site I read that they have been wanting him all year. One thing I have learned over the years is to trust Kenny Williams and his instincts. Sure gave away a decent pitcher in Clayton Richard for Peavy last year but he has made far more better moves than bad. (Quentin, Thornton, Floyd, Danks).

I remember when the Sox traded away Brandon McCarthy and people were crying foul because he was a "highly-touted" young pitcher. In return Kenny got a guy with probably the Best stuff on the whole pitching staff in Danks. Same goes for getting Matt Thronton for the highly paid highly rated Joe Borchard. Hit or miss stuff from Thornton (alot like Jackson) was tweaked and fixed by maybe the best pitching coach in the game Don Cooper.

But I will say that If he is then traded for Dunn then great move by Kenny. I have also heard reports that KW has asked about Brett Meyers from Houston. It seems like the Puppet Master is aiming high, going after both pitching AND hitting, and I just can't see this being the only move he makes.

Trust in Kenny...and even if he doesn't go out and get somebody like Dunn, Berkman, Jim Edmonds then atleast we can watch on "The Club" and see how everything went down.



Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:42 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

Jerry Dipoto took a lot of heat for the return he got on Dan Haren, as well he should. I really think he won this trade though. I think Dan Hudson will be better than Edwin Jackson, next year, and possibly even this year. He's a future ace who will be under team control for several years. If Dipoto got a decent haul for Haren instead of the junk he did, Arizona may have been able to jumpstart their rebuilding process. Still getting a number one pitching prospect for a guy with a 5.00+ ERA isn't bad.

Looking bad it looks like Arizona has made alot of bad trades the past two years.

While the 3 way trade with Detroit and NY got them a serviceable Ian Kennedy, Max Scherzer has looked unhittable in the second half...better than Haren, Hudson, or Jackson. If he can stay healthy, it looks like Zona traded away a future ace.

The Haren trade was headlined by...Joe Saunders...hopefully their scouts were right about the other two pitching prospects they got.

I guess as long as you have Justin Upton the future is bright though.



Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 5:02 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

This move is simply horrific. If the white sox got something back of value, even Ted Lilly, I would be willing to say, "Let's see what happens." However, look at Jackson's numbers for his career....very average; terrible WHIP (career 1.511 in 8 seasons) along with control issues. Daniel Hudson has much better numbers period and looks like he will be a good starting pitcher for many years. But lets forget Jackson's career numbers and look at the current numbers which are of much more important value....he has a 5.16 ERA and a 1.496 WHIP, in the NL West, which tells me that he is going to be PUMMELLED upon his return to the AL.

The value of what the Chisox are getting, compared to what they are giving up is not good at all. Simply put, it is a desperate move and I do not see the upside.....at all.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:53 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

I'm confused.  Did the Diamondbacks get a better package for Jackson than for Haren.  How did that happen?



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:45 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

It's foolish for casual fans to criticize this trade.  Kenny is trading a 23 y/o unproven pitcher for a 26 y/o pitcher who threw a no-hitter this year and was an All-Star last year.  Couple that with the fact that Don Cooper is known for fixing mechanics and getting the best out of talented pitchers (See, Contreras, Loiaza, Vasquez, Floyd and Garcia).

I will gladly back Kenny on this trade.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:33 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

They did get Peavy and he did what he always does goes on the DL.



Peavy was on the DL last year and of course this year. maybe short stints every year, not a Padre expert.

But why do people come on here and spout BS all the time? Do some reserach.

From 2004 - 2009 Peavy made 166 starts, or 27.6 per year.

From 2004-2009 Peavy pitched 1068 innings, or 178 per year.

And managed to win 77 games from 2004-2009 with a lifetime ERA of 3.36.

Not bad for a guy who is "always" on the DL.




Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:18 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

Facer, They did get Peavy and he did what he always does goes on the DL.  Jackson still has potential being a former 1st rd. pick. If I recall he threw a no no this year (wasn't pretty) but he got it done. Take the guy, see what he does the next few starts and see where he fits in the rotaion.



Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:07 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

Amen! Good someone is paying attention! 



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: July 30, 2010 3:42 pm
 

White Sox acquire D-backs RHP Edwin Jackson

I wouldn't say getting Jackson is a bad move since this all they pretty much could get for not giving up much and Hudson not much since I've seen him already a few times and he's struggled against teams like the A's and Mariners! I know they wanted Dunn but I heard they wanted Beckham and that's not happening!


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