Multiple Teams Interested In Edwin Jackson

Multiple teams are interested in Edwin Jackson, including the Nationals, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Nationals are trying to obtain pitching for Adam Dunn and flip that pitching to the Diamondbacks for Jackson. 

The D’Backs seek a durable starter in any deal for Jackson and they should have suitors to choose from this week. Rosenthal reports that two to three clubs other than the Nationals are pursuing Jackson. Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reported on Twitter that the D'Backs would have to be "overwhelmed" to deal Jackson, but they would certainly consider it. 

"If we could get a player back that could help at the major league level immediately, as well as help restock the farm system, we would listen," CEO Derrick Hall recently told's Steve Gilbert.

Jackson has a 5.01 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 this season, plus a no-hitter. The 26-year-old has about $1.5MM remaining on his contract this year and will earn $8.35MM in 2011.

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  1. qudjy1 5 years ago

    Overwhelmed my a55.

    Ive never been so depressed as a dback fan. THis is far worse than 2004.

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

      Don’t be. It’s hot in Phoenix, but it’s a dry heat. Florida has to go through this crap constantly, and heat & high humidity sucks.

    • jdub220 5 years ago

      And it’s not even close.

    • dirtydez 5 years ago

      There’s still hope. We could beat out Pittsburg for the #2 pick…

  2. RBIBaseball 5 years ago

    If overwhelmed means giving up a borderline MLB pitcher and a couple of prospects, and that was for Haren, then the dbacks would probably trade Jackson for a slice of cheesecake.

  3. RBIBaseball 5 years ago

    sorry for double post.

  4. Devern Hansack 5 years ago

    Rizzo: “Ok, Jerry, how about TWO fringe pitchers with high winning percentages?”
    DiPoto: “I’m overwhelmed! I accept!”

  5. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Sneaky feeling, for some reason, good or bad, this is gonna be the the Ned swoop. Rather see LA go for something other than a good solid #3 though, but if AZ is selling pitchers like little kids are selling Chiclets at the Tijuana border, go for it.

    • RBIBaseball 5 years ago

      Nah this is where Cashman gets his revenge. McCallister + another fringe prospect go to the Nats for Dunn, and then they go the Dbacks for Jackson.

      • Gumby65 5 years ago

        PLEASE explain the take for Dunn again and then, as a for what its worth, the Jackson part? Rizzo surely wants to know :) Last I heard, DC wanted Ruth, Gerhig and Walter Johnson.

        • RBIBaseball 5 years ago

          If you read the Rosenthal article, he suggest that the Dbacks get Jackson by swinging a three team deal. Where they flip Dunn for prospects that get traded to the D’backs for Jackson. So for the Yanks to get Dunn, they offer McCallister + one other, and they go to the D’backs for Jackson. Plus Dipoto is an idiot, he’ll pretty much give jackson away.

          • Gumby65 5 years ago

            If DiPotto is soley responsible for the Haren trade, his interim status would be solidified and then he’d be terminated post haste. Haren trade came from “Up$tair$”. The haul to get Dunn would not be REMOTELY necessary to bring in Edwin Jackson.

      • strasburgsavior 5 years ago

        So what you’re saying is the Nats essentially trade Dunn for Jackson? I don’t think so, you can keep your fringe prospects.

        • RBIBaseball 5 years ago

          well did you read the Rosenthal article? assuming that White Sox do this, that Hudson goes to Dbacks, others from Sox go to Nats, for Dunn. The main point is that their trying to flip Dunn for prospects so that they can get Jackson. I said fringe prospects as a joke because Dipoto is stupid.

          • strasburgsavior 5 years ago

            I don’t think Rizzo would do that. He’s not that stupid. And his head would be called for.

            Ah, thank you for clarification.

          • drew6 5 years ago

            Well I dont think he is stupid… can you tell me what happened to Haren yesterday?? Imagine if that happens with him with the DBacks, his value would be worst..

          • RBIBaseball 5 years ago

            He got hit by a line drive, its not like he blew his elbow out or broke something. His value would remain the same. That is an injury that could happen anywhere.

      • Paradise17 5 years ago

        if you take out two April starts, EJax ERA is 3.99 (playing in a launching pad in AZ) and if you take out inherited runners his ERA is 3.56 becuase of our crappy pen. He has a great arm, but needs to use other pitchers more often. If we can get in the 3 way and get Hudson that would be great, or Deitweiler. I can see WA, NYY and STL getting him. I hope we can package him with Drew or Kelly Johnson somehow.

    • drew6 5 years ago

      Please dont sell me those….you racist

  6. Flharfh 5 years ago

    Every Team within 5 games of .500 is probably calling the Dbacks after seeing what they took for Haren.

  7. bigpat 5 years ago

    I can see Stammen and a relief prospect or some sort of pitching prospect going to Arizona for him. Jackson has been a disappointment for them, bad move to trade Scherzer. I don’t know how they gave up on a pitcher with such electric stuff. He’s not a 8-9 inning guy but he could eventually grow into one. You don’t find many starters with that type of velocity and two killer off-speed pitches.

    • DiehardDbak 5 years ago

      I wondered why we got rid of Scherzer too, but watching him pitch game after game (for the Dbacks), I never saw any improvement. I honestly think the pitching coaches couldn’t do anything for him (their fault, not his).
      It looks like he’s improving now that he’s with Detroit, but I haven’t followed him that much this year.

      • drew6 5 years ago

        Remember Scherzer problems come on 5+inning, -5 innings he is awesome. Well we also got I. Kennedy on the deal, and by the way this is going on, Kennedy will be our 2011 opening day starter lol

  8. moonraker45 5 years ago

    “Multiple Teams Interested In Edwin Jackson”…… Why?

    • strasburgsavior 5 years ago

      Because his xFIP is better than last year’s. His 5.01 ERA is because of Chase.

      • moonraker45 5 years ago

        There is still better options on the market, plus 8.35 mil for next year for a 4th or 5th starter is a bit much

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

      He’s not a slug for one thing, if anyone was ever wondering. And you can’t say anything about “innings eater” without mentioning the one big event associated with that. I think he pitched a shutout or something, thought evades me…

      • bjsguess 5 years ago

        He’s had exactly ONE season where he was worth more than 2 wins. With a $8.5m contract for next year he hardly screams smoking deal.

  9. dbacknation 5 years ago

    I just want Brad Meyers from the Nats.

    • qudjy1 5 years ago

      You really think Dipoto could pull that off? Honestly?

  10. Yankeeboy11 5 years ago

    The Yankees have showed interest in Dunn but i don’t think they’d sign him after the season unless they give up on Crawford or Werth.

  11. Moonraker- it’s because other GM’s think they might get Jackson on the cheap to solidify their rotations. He’ll be better than any 5th starter a team has, so it would be auto-win.

    • bjsguess 5 years ago

      On the cheap? Paying a 5th starter nearly $9m is not a cheap solution regardless of the talent you have to give up for him.

  12. Tigerfan93 5 years ago

    People seem to totally forget that Edwin Jackson was terrible down the stretch last season.

  13. PujolsHollidayWestbrook 5 years ago

    I would love to see the Cardinals trade for Stephen Drew and Edwin Jackson in one deal. I’d say Brenden Ryan or Tyler Greene, Allen Craig, Jason Motte or Mitchell Boggs, Lance Lynn, and Daryl Jones. That gives the D-Backs depth, MLB ready players, high upside and gives the Cardinals, proven, needed guys.

    • Paradise17 5 years ago

      Now that STL is out of the Oswalt race, I can see them in Edwin Jackson and Drew, and/or Kelly Johnson.

    • Paradise17 5 years ago

      Now that STL is out of the Oswalt race, I can see them in Edwin Jackson and Drew, and/or Kelly Johnson.

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