Nats Interested In Edwin Jackson

The Nationals are interested in Arizona pitcher Edwin Jackson, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter).  Nats GM Mike Rizzo recently identified starting pitching as the club's biggest need.

A month ago it was reported that Washington was exploring a trade for the righthander, though we haven't heard much else on that front in recent weeks.  Rizzo has connections to the D'Backs organization, having served as their scouting director from 2000-2006.

Jackson, who turns 27 in September, has a 5.01 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 20 starts this year.  On the whole, he has been unable to replicate his play from last season when he registered a 3.62 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.


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  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    strasburg for jackson straight up :0

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      Steve Phillips would make that trade.

    • Seems fair. I’d do it if I were the Nats.Give up one prospect for a proven Major League starter.

  2. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    I like the idea of Edwin Jackson with the Nats. I think he would be a terrific compliment to the Nats rotation. Jackson along with Strasburg, Zimmerman, and Lannan would be a nice 1-4.

  3. We all knew Jackson would regress sharply this year, he did the second half of last season as well.

  4. Kenz aFan 5 years ago

    Lannan it pitching lousy baseball with the Nats AAA affiliate.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Yeah maybe, but I have the feeling that he will come back later this year or next. I just think he will return to a better form in the near future.

  5. Paradise17 5 years ago

    Ross Deitwieller would be a nice return.

  6. Zack23 5 years ago

    “On the whole, he has been unable to replicate his play from last season when he registered a 3.62 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.”

    FIP:
    2009: 4.28
    2010: 4.32

    • Excellent observation.

      If you take into account that Arizona’s bullpen has allowed 3 of Jackson’s 72 earned runs to score, and factor that out, his ERA is a slightly more appealing 4.81. He’s also walking .12 more batters per inning, which adds up.

      Perhaps the heat in Arizona is a factor? I’m not sure. But he’s a pretty good pitcher, at least a 4 and possibly a 3 who can give you a dominant performance anytime he steps on the mound.

      • Zack23 5 years ago

        Chase Field has a retractable roof, so dont think heat is really an issue.

        • It’s the thin air in Arizona…one of the worst pitchers parks in baseball. They need a humidor. Nationals Park is one of the best.

  7. TVReviewsion 5 years ago

    When does Chien Ming Wang get back?

  8. dbacknation 5 years ago

    We’d want SP or RP prospects in return. Who do you guys think?
    Maybe Juan Jaime & Ross Detwiler? do you still have both? is that too much? too little? I literally have NO knowledge of prospects outside Strasberg, Storen & Harper.

    • Paradise17 5 years ago

      if we can get that I would jump for joy. Detwieler, Enright, Parker, Kennedy and whoever we get from a Haren deal is a young staff we can keep together for 3-5 years. We need bullpen arms and some position players (LF) from a LaRoche, Johnson, Snyder, Qualls, and Heilman deals. Our pen has talented kids like Demel, Norberto, Guiterriez, and Vasquez…plus Rosa in AAA. We dont need a blowup, just a makeover.

      • dbacknation 5 years ago

        I agree. Not to mention Collmentor & Wade Miley in A ball, I believe. Then we have more than enough talented bats in A-AA ball, with Goldschmidt, Krauss, Borchering, Pollack, etc. So really, just lock down some talented SP & RP’s. I agree, i like what i see from Demel (the most, GREAT trade giving up co-jack), and Norberto has FILTHY stuff, he just needs to work on command. Roque Mercedes in our minor league is supposed to be a stud reliever in the making. So we’ll see. So yeah, if we could trade Haren for (if yankees- nova + prospects, if phillies -Happ + prospects, if tigers- turner + prospects), and then Ejax for Detweiler + prospects, i’d be a happy man, because, while 2011 might not sure the fruits of our labor, come 2012, you’ll see a VERY solid rotation of young arms. Good to see a fellow dback fan who gets it.a 2011+ rotation of:ParkerKennedyNova or Happ or Turner or Detweiler (Depending on who we land)EnrightCollmentoretc… good stuff. and, thats to say we don’t sign a veteran FA SP this off-season.

        oh, and don’t forget that we’ll have the 3rd or 4th pick in the 2011 draft, and probably the 7th overall as well, if we decide NOT to sign Loux. I’d be in a loss for words if we drafted Gerrit Cole (SP- UCLA)

        • Paradise17 5 years ago

          I like Collmentor, he is kicking ass this year, 10-2 I think. He will get a call in September for sure.

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            And he has pretty much the coolest mechanics ever.

          • Paradise17 5 years ago

            And the greatest moustache ever.

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            That’s no surprise. He grew it with Zavada.

        • dirtydez 5 years ago

          When’s the last time Parker threw a pitch? Willl he even be healthy by next April? I think we should make sure Webb is healthy then re-sign for a reasonable amount ecspecially with Haren gone. I don’t think Webby gets tons of interest.

  9. Will Diamondbacks trade both Haren and Jackson?
    Because Hall said he prefers that they keep one or the other.
    At this time it seems likely that Dan Haren gets dealt.

    If not, will Nationals willing to give up Ross Detwiler like you said?
    He is still an high upside arm.
    He would be a great return for the Diamondbacks.

  10. I really hope this happens. A combo of strasburg, zimmermann, and Jackson could be a dominating trio for years to come. Another big three could be in the makings or nasty boys because man do they have some nasty knee buckeling stuff lol.

  11. His stat line would be much better at Nationals Park…Arizona is a bit hitter friendly.

  12. markjsunz 5 years ago

    Teams love to trade for this guy, then they love to trade him.

    • Ha well said. Jackson is all “upside”. Nats have just as much upside in Zimmermann and Detweiler, seems like a waste to me.

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