White Sox Acquire Edwin Jackson

12:01pm: The D'Backs announced they've traded Jackson to the White Sox for Hudson and pitching prospect David Holmberg.

11:54am: Jackson has been told he's been traded to the White Sox, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown.

9:46am: Sox GM Kenny Williams has something big cooking, tweets Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, and if he gets it done the Jackson deal is off.  Meanwhile USA Today's Bob Nightengale tweets that the Sox would pay all of Jackson's salary if the deal gets done. 

AOL FanHouse's Steve Phillips says the White Sox would try to flip Jackson to the Nationals in a Dunn trade but would be happy to keep him.  MLB Network's Peter Gammons adds that the Nationals are "not that hot" for Jackson, though SI's Jon Heyman tweets that they love him.  Rosenthal tweets that the deal is in the Nationals' hands, but Hudson would end up with the D'Backs either way.  There's almost no chance Hudson makes his scheduled start tonight, tweets Cowley.

1:51am: If the two sides were to agree on a deal, the second prospect heading to the D'Backs would also be a pitcher, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter).

1:14am: The White Sox are on the verge of acquiring Jackson, report Rosenthal and Morosi.  Chicago would send Hudson and another prospect to the D'Backs in the proposed deal.

12:26am: The White Sox are looking into acquiring Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Although the Sox have been linked peripherally to Jackson for much of the week, reports to date have indicated that Chicago's only interest in the right-hander would be as a chip to facilitate a three-way Adam Dunn trade. Rosenthal suggests, however, that the Sox may be interested in acquiring and keeping Jackson, rather than flipping him.

While Chicago covets Dunn, they are becoming less convinced they'll be able to work out a deal with the Nationals before Saturday's deadline. As such, they've been focusing more on bolstering their starting rotation. Rosenthal writes that the Sox are exploring other pitchers in addition to Jackson, as they look to replace the injured Jake Peavy.

Peavy's current replacement in the rotation, Daniel Hudson, could be a key piece in a potential trade for Jackson, according to Rosenthal.


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179 Comments on "White Sox Acquire Edwin Jackson"


Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

if it really is a hudson/jackson swap..the whitesox are back to square one and now have extra payroll.

5 years 1 month ago

If hudson is involved they better get another decent player. I dont see the point of trading hudson for him either though.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah really. With their great bullpen and rotation, a bat is the first thing they need. Plus, we saw Jackson’s AL sttruggles in the second half of last season anyway.

Dave_Gershman
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah really. With their great bullpen and rotation, a bat is the first thing they need. Plus, we saw Jackson’s AL sttruggles in the second half of last season anyway.

crunchy1
5 years 1 month ago

The Sox would be trading a 3rd or 4th starter type making the minimum for a 3rd or 4th starter making 6+ million. If I’m the D-Backs I’m all over that trade.

crunchy1
5 years 1 month ago

The Sox would be trading a 3rd or 4th starter type making the minimum for a 3rd or 4th starter making 6+ million. If I’m the D-Backs I’m all over that trade.

5 years 1 month ago

Daniel Hudson is better than Edwin Jackson. Yeah I said it.

foxtown
5 years 1 month ago

I think they could do better than Edwin Jackson if they’re willing to give up Dan Hudson.

Nicolas_C
5 years 1 month ago

I’m a fan of Edwin Jackson. I’m a fan of the White Sox. Make it happen.

sportwarrior
5 years 1 month ago

Why would the Sox trade Hudson for freaking Edwin Jackson when they refused to include him in the Peavy deal last year? Granted, that was a 4 for 1 swap, but I find it a tad ridiculous that they would be willing to send their top pitching prospect over to the DBacks for a guy with a 5.00 era.

5 years 1 month ago

That PoredaRichards is looking good for the Padres. I can’t believe the Sox threw in both of them for Peavy.

5 years 1 month ago

That PoredaRichards is looking good for the Padres. I can’t believe the Sox threw in both of them for Peavy.

5 years 1 month ago

Only If:

South Side gets: Jackson, and LaRoche.

Arizona gets: Hudson.

coolstorybro222
5 years 1 month ago

moar

Wrek305
5 years 1 month ago

With the exception of Derek Lee every forstbaseman is better then LaRoche and his brother is probably the worst hitter in baseball.. how ever the Cubs pitch to him as if he was Babe Ruth.. The White Sox need to try to get Dunn he would be a much better fit.. Seth Loman from their farm system would be good too I think he’s in their Double-A Affiliate.. plus I happen to know Seth Loman personally…

Wrek305
5 years 1 month ago

With the exception of Derek Lee every forstbaseman is better then LaRoche and his brother is probably the worst hitter in baseball.. how ever the Cubs pitch to him as if he was Babe Ruth.. The White Sox need to try to get Dunn he would be a much better fit.. Seth Loman from their farm system would be good too I think he’s in their Double-A Affiliate.. plus I happen to know Seth Loman personally…

platinummemorabilia
5 years 1 month ago

^^^^^
Not even that for Hudson
It would have to be Mark Reynolds and Edwin Jackson
for Daniel Hudson and Prospects

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

That’s going overboard.

5 years 1 month ago

^^^^
This.

5 years 1 month ago

^^^^
This.

jdub220
5 years 1 month ago

Way overboard.

jdub220
5 years 1 month ago

Way overboard.

coolstorybro222
5 years 1 month ago

WHOA man, they won’t trade their superstar third baseman for Hudson.

You guys are STUCK with Tehen.

platinummemorabilia
5 years 1 month ago

^^^^^^
No way they should make that trade

5 years 1 month ago

How is it that Jackson has so much trade value?? The guy has had one good half-season in his entire career.

dirtydez
5 years 1 month ago

I’m torn on dealing Reynolds. Dude isn’t far away with a real hitting coach. Laroche i couldn’t care less.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

daniel hudson+brent morell+jeff marquez+jordan danks….could very well be good enough for both teams for the whitesox to land jackson and reynolds….heck take morell out of the deal and throw vicedio into the mix for reynolds

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

Your attempt at spelling these prospects names make me giggle.

dirtydez
5 years 1 month ago

The Carlos Quentin debacle isn’t far enough removed to possibly go thru it again with Reynolds… lol. I like that package though. Mark is frustrating as hell but there’s too much upside to give up on IMO. We’ll see….

5 years 1 month ago

The sox are not looking for RH pop, they already have plenty of RH pop…

5 years 1 month ago

The sox are not looking for RH pop, they already have plenty of RH pop…

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

Jackson has a good amount of up side, he has proved he can pitch in the bigs, hudson really has not yet. Lets not forget the white sox would not be getting jackson to be the ace of the franchise like the other teams that had him tried to make him….NOW I do think they should try to get someone else, ie laroach(a beast in the second half and a good cheap better DH option than kotsay/jones) or reynolds…Now if it were for reynolds then you have to guess that the deal would be something like Hudson+morell+another mindor leaguer for Jackson and Reynolds…I would love this deal, reynolds has a good contract extreme power, decent defense at 3rd and provides a ton of upside at 3rd/dh……

plus don cooper might be able to fix something, also if the dback are willing to pay some of jackson deal then do the trade for sure….MAYBE hudson does not even have to be in for jackson…it might be able to pull off jackson for some minor league pitchers, torres+marquez+1 more pitcher…

5 years 1 month ago

Not sure I like this…… We get Jackson I hope we at least get LaRoche as well. If this is a ploy just to sweeten the deal with Washington, then who is our 5th starter? Torres? We can’t go into a 4 man rotation in August. By the time playoff time rolls around there are going to be a lot of hanging arms…. If we keep Jackson, I guess we can see what Don Cooper can do with this arm…. he saved Floyd and Thornton, maybe Jackson will be the next success story?

firealyellon
5 years 1 month ago

twins have been using a 4 man rotation all year

melonis_rex
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah, I’m pretty convinced Dan Hudson is almost an equal to EJax. If they’re going to trade Hudson, why not use it to get someone like Adam Dunn, who actually improves that team a lot.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

I am sure White Sox can get better pitchers than Jackson for Hudson. Jackson is having a pretty bad year sporting a 5+ ERA.

There have been a few very lopsided trades lately.

platinummemorabilia
5 years 1 month ago

Daniel Hudson is “cheap and under control” for many years and is worth more then just
Edwin Jackson.

RBIBaseball
5 years 1 month ago

Kenny williams is probably bluffing, and trying to scare the Nationals into dealing them Dunn at a lower price, because the Nats really want Jackson.

5 years 1 month ago

Remember tomorrow was supposedly going to be KW’s defining day. Hudson pitches well, we go after a bat —- Hudson sucks we go after an arm….. or so he says 😉 Just bite the bullet and send Hudson/Morel to Washington. It seems clearly apparent Hudson is going to go SOMEWHERE. Whether it is ARZ or WASH or mystery team.

Red_Line_9
5 years 1 month ago

KW does an excellent job of inflating the trade value of his prospects. He has Daniel Hudson going almost everywhere seemingly. Hudson isn’t THAT great of a prospect. He’s a #3-4 starter most likely.

I’m wondering if he’s trying to pry Edwin Jackson loose so he can make a deal for a bat and an arm.

They’ve scouted Luke Scott heavily. Not sure what kind of arm the Orioles would include.

It’s probably just an attempt to screw Washington to the wall on Dunn. Washington might be dictating the deal. Maybe they want Jackson and a prospect over Hudson and a prospect. Scott matches up very well against the Yankees

KW is the Southside Wizard….he could also be bringing in Edwin Jackson and Adam LaRoche. Quite honestly, the Sox need a pitcher as much as they need that bat. Dunn’s price is going to have to come closer to the other available players tomake it worth it.

Red_Line_9
5 years 1 month ago

KW does an excellent job of inflating the trade value of his prospects. He has Daniel Hudson going almost everywhere seemingly. Hudson isn’t THAT great of a prospect. He’s a #3-4 starter most likely.

I’m wondering if he’s trying to pry Edwin Jackson loose so he can make a deal for a bat and an arm.

They’ve scouted Luke Scott heavily. Not sure what kind of arm the Orioles would include.

It’s probably just an attempt to screw Washington to the wall on Dunn. Washington might be dictating the deal. Maybe they want Jackson and a prospect over Hudson and a prospect. Scott matches up very well against the Yankees

KW is the Southside Wizard….he could also be bringing in Edwin Jackson and Adam LaRoche. Quite honestly, the Sox need a pitcher as much as they need that bat. Dunn’s price is going to have to come closer to the other available players tomake it worth it.

Bob George
5 years 1 month ago

Jackson has been so bad the White Sox would get the same performance if they signed Nate Robertson to a minimum deal. He has very similar stats to Jackson and won’t cost any prospects.

platinummemorabilia
5 years 1 month ago

Who the hell pitches tomorrow if the Sox do trade Hudson?

5 years 1 month ago

Tony Pena!!!!! In all seriousness I have no idea. Maybe it will be Pena. If they do pull off a deal right now in the next few hours there is plenty of time to get someone from AAA up for tomorrow nights game. Probably Torres.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

Jeff Marquez? (I just puked in my mouth)

KEK
5 years 1 month ago

Most likely Torres

danny_duberstein
5 years 1 month ago

Torres pitched for Charlotte yesterday so it will not be him

danny_duberstein
5 years 1 month ago

Torres pitched for Charlotte yesterday so it will not be him

hi8is
5 years 1 month ago

Tony Pena? Have Danks go early??
It won’t be Torres – he threw 75 pitches yesterday.

Maybe Pena and Torres each throw for 3-4 innings

5 years 1 month ago

Why throw off the rest of your rotation….. Pena has been long relief the majority of the year. If he can get you 5, you don’t have to mess up your rotation. Plus it will give you a few more days to figure out if you have Jackson or if you need to plug in someone else. Pena won’t start obviously…. like I said if you make a deal in the next few hours you can call up someone from AAA. Say Danks goes tomorrow… tanks and pitches 2 1/3… Pena will be in for 4 innings. Same thing. We aren’t exactly playing a powerhouse A’s team.

Joey Doughnuts
5 years 1 month ago

I would REALLY doubt Torres would pitch the day after a start, especially if he is included in this deal, or any other tomorrow.

5 years 1 month ago

To be honest with the way this team has been raking you could probably get away with throwing Marquez, Pena, Lucas Harrell. He hasn’t pitched since the 25th… unless he is getting packaged with Hudson; he would be my choice for the spot start.

Hell maybe there was a method behind the madness to sign Jon Adkins? Somethins …. a brewin’