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White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

Posted on: July 30, 2010 10:42 am
Edited on: July 30, 2010 11:14 am
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The White Sox are closing in on a deal to acquire starting pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks.

The deal could be completed later today, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. Arizona would receive pitcher Daniel Hudson and other prospects in the deal.

The White Sox have been searching for a hitter, but they've also been looking for an upgrade over Hudson in their rotation. Jackson, acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Tigers last winter, is just 6-10 with a 5.16 ERA for Arizona, but would still be considered an upgrade over Hudson.

The Nationals have also been interested in Jackson, and there has been some speculation that the White Sox could use him to get Adam Dunn, who has been one of their targets for weeks.

Hudson had been scheduled to start for the White Sox tonight. The Sox plan to have reliever Tony Pena make a spot start instead.


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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 12:23 pm
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

Jackson is one of those either-great-or-lousy guys.  You take the risk when you're 5-8 games back and hope to catch lightening in a bottle.  But when you're at the top and doing well, why go this way?  Too risky--not a good move for Chisox.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:50 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

It looks like I'm going to see Tony Pena pitch tonight, unless they bump up Danks.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:48 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

This is from the Chicago Sun Times White Sox beat reporter.  He just Twittered:

cst_sox Hold off on the Jackson trade folks, KW has something big cooking and if he gets it done Jackson trade is off.

If I had names I would report them. All I've been told is it's big. Also been told that the chance of Hudson starting tonight is almost zero





Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:46 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

Kenny William is known to pull of big deal, deal that look like Fantasy baseball. I will not be surprise if he pull off the deal to get Dunn or Fielder by tomorrow. Dunn is more achievable i think, so dont count Kenny out.




Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:39 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

What are the White Sox thinking? Edwin Jackson is awful. I still don't grasp the fascination with the guy. I get why the Dbacks wanted him (they are idiots), but a good team/organization? Look at Jackson's last 7 years. He's been awful six of them (including this one, in the NL). The guy has a dominant spurt of a few months two years ago and it's like the other 6 where he was horrid mean nothing.

Just a hint to AL Central foes if you do get him: BUNT. He can throw semi-accurately from the mound to the catcher, but once he picks up that little bunt and has to throw to first base, it's an adventure that usually results in a souvenir for someone.

So AZ would essentially end up sending Scherzer away, and then getting rid of Jackson, for Daniel Hudson. Another brilliant move by the front office in Phoenix.



Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:18 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

Doesn't make sense. I heard Hudson and a few prospects for Jackson. Why give up that for a guy who in the NL has an ERA near 6.00? There's got to be something bigger involved. I'm thinking Dunn or Fielder.



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:17 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

I am hoping that they are just trying to scare the Nats.  If the Nats want Hudson, they may feel compelled to jump into an offer if they think he will be dealt today.  That would be stellar.....Dunn > Jackson.  I'm a little worried about who is going to pitch that 5th spot though.  Four man rotation anyone???



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:15 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

"something big" is on mlb trade rumors....this is going to be a blast to see what happens



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:11 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

"something big", where are you seeing that? 



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 11:02 am
 

White Sox close to acquiring Edwin Jackson

This trade may not go through.  Kenny is working on "something big" and if that goes through the Jackson trade is off. 


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