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.


179 Responses to White Sox Acquire Edwin Jackson Leave a Reply

  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

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

    • 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 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 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 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 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.

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

  3. foxtown 5 years ago

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

  4. Nicolas_C 5 years ago

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

  5. sportwarrior 5 years 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.

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

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

  6. Only If:

    South Side gets: Jackson, and LaRoche.

    Arizona gets: Hudson.

    • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

      moar

    • Wrek305 5 years 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 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…

  7. platinummemorabilia 5 years ago

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

  8. platinummemorabilia 5 years ago

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

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

  10. dirtydez 5 years 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 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 ago

        Your attempt at spelling these prospects names make me giggle.

      • dirtydez 5 years 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….

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

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

  11. jwsox 5 years 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…

  12. 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 ago

      twins have been using a 4 man rotation all year

  13. melonis_rex 5 years 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.

  14. Sniderlover 5 years 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.

  15. platinummemorabilia 5 years ago

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

  16. RBIBaseball 5 years 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.

  17. 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 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 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.

  18. Bob George 5 years 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.

  19. platinummemorabilia 5 years ago

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

    • 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 ago

        Jeff Marquez? (I just puked in my mouth)

      • KEK 5 years ago

        Most likely Torres

        • danny_duberstein 5 years ago

          Torres pitched for Charlotte yesterday so it will not be him

        • danny_duberstein 5 years ago

          Torres pitched for Charlotte yesterday so it will not be him

  20. hi8is 5 years 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

    • 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 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.

    • 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’

  21. joel23 5 years ago

    I sure hope that we send Jackson for Dunn

  22. damnitsderek 5 years ago

    Pulling in Hudson and another prospect for Jackson would almost make up for DiPoto’s Dan Haren failure.

    …almost.

  23. RBomb2844 5 years ago

    I’m not sure the White Sox really want Jackson, especially for Hudson. What they really want is Dunn and they know how much the Nats want Jackson; so, the Sox are probably just putting this out there so that they make the Nats nervous and lower their price for Dunn. I think it is a decoy, because from all the rumors it seems as though Washington really, really wants Jackson. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a three way trade between Sox, Nats, and D’Backs before the deadline.

  24. dirtydez 5 years ago

    Not sure how good the Sox are defensively but that would help Edwin a lot. Also, our entire pitching staff has imploded ever since Melvin/Price left and we have the worst bulllpen in major league history (literally). I think he’d pitch better for a contender. He had a tough 2nd half last season but it’s clear that there’s many factors in him struggling this year. If he goes to a contender i think he’ll improve but that 8 mil next year is steep.

  25. Lord I hope this isn’t true, or if it is I hope they immediately flip him for Dunn.

    Edwin Jackson sucks.

  26. danks50 5 years ago

    Unless this is eventually expands into flipping Jackson for Dunn and picking up some other arm to fill out the rotation as I sox fan I’m not liking this move.

  27. showmejoe 5 years ago

    Why are the Cardinals not in on Jackson? A guy that has good stuff that just needs some help with consistancy and delivery, there is a guy named Dave Duncan that just so happens to be good with those things. I think he would be an awesome fit in STL and would cost their depleted farm system little to nothing if they took on the entire salary.

  28. eck78 5 years ago

    The thing about EJax is he has a wealth of upside. He has a live arm and lets not forget he’s thrown a no-no. He has major league stuff. Could Coop harness Jackon’s abilities like he has for other pitchers, Thornton, Danks, Floyd? You have to remember he’s relatively young as well. I believe 25? If Coop is able to turn him around, you have a very nice top 3 in your rotation plus Peavy for a few more years. Buehrle could be the next Moyer pitching to his 40s, lol.

    I like Hudson, but I’m not sure what exactly he is. Is he a 4th or 5th pitcher? Is he projected as a number 2? Morel is a nice player, but he’s a slap hitter with good glove work. My personsal philsophy is to get more power out of 3rd.

    We’ll see how this plays out. Go Sox!

    • Add Jenks and Contreras to the list of pitchers Coop has turned around.

      I suppose it is possible that Coop will do the same with Jackson, but I would be nervous about the deal with the amount Jackson is being paid and after giving up our only decent pitching prospect.

    • Add Jenks and Contreras to the list of pitchers Coop has turned around.

      I suppose it is possible that Coop will do the same with Jackson, but I would be nervous about the deal with the amount Jackson is being paid and after giving up our only decent pitching prospect.

    • danny_duberstein 5 years ago

      I get that Coop may be able to fix him, but even if he does the White Sox get one year out of him… at 8.35 million dollars. And I doubt Coop will be able to fix him quick enough to make an impact this year. For 8.35 million dollars, plus giving up one of your top prospects (plus possibly another), the White Sox can’t just HOPE that Coop may be able to fix him. Thornton was cheap, and Danks and Floyd were under team control when they traded for them… it’s easier to take a gamble on someone who doesn’t cost you a ton of cash if they fail.

      Also, Hudson is projected as a #3 starter I believe.

  29. eck78 5 years ago

    The thing about EJax is he has a wealth of upside. He has a live arm and lets not forget he’s thrown a no-no. He has major league stuff. Could Coop harness Jackon’s abilities like he has for other pitchers, Thornton, Danks, Floyd? You have to remember he’s relatively young as well. I believe 25? If Coop is able to turn him around, you have a very nice top 3 in your rotation plus Peavy for a few more years. Buehrle could be the next Moyer pitching to his 40s, lol.

    I like Hudson, but I’m not sure what exactly he is. Is he a 4th or 5th pitcher? Is he projected as a number 2? Morel is a nice player, but he’s a slap hitter with good glove work. My personsal philsophy is to get more power out of 3rd.

    We’ll see how this plays out. Go Sox!

  30. I wouldn’t mind this deal, as long as they don’t flip Jackson for Dunn without getting another pitcher in return. Otherwise they are left with a 4 man rotation, how is that improving the club?

  31. I wouldn’t mind this deal, as long as they don’t flip Jackson for Dunn without getting another pitcher in return. Otherwise they are left with a 4 man rotation, how is that improving the club?

  32. Paradise17 5 years ago

    I would love Hudson for Ejax and a prospect. I think the prospect will be a guy like Jhonny Nunez since we need a power bullpen arm. With Hudson our rotation in ’11 is pretty set with: Saunders, Kennedy, Parker (ROY?), Enright, and Hudson.

    • Just out of curiosity, where is Jarrod Parker in terms of recovering from his injury?

      • Paradise17 5 years ago

        he just started throwing. They said he will be ready before ST. He was going to be a starter in 2011 even if we had Webb, Haren and EJax. His comp is a Roy Oswalt type.

      • Paradise17 5 years ago

        he just started throwing. They said he will be ready before ST. He was going to be a starter in 2011 even if we had Webb, Haren and EJax. His comp is a Roy Oswalt type.

      • Another question for D’Backs fans…where is Webb in terms of recovery and are the D’Backs planning to exercise their option on him?

      • Another question for D’Backs fans…where is Webb in terms of recovery and are the D’Backs planning to exercise their option on him?

    • Just out of curiosity, where is Jarrod Parker in terms of recovering from his injury?

    • Paradise17 5 years ago

      sounds like could be a 3 way….I still hope AZ gets Hudson or Nats send a few pitchers. I like Ballester to be headed to AZ. Dude throws heat and could be a closer.

  33. Paradise17 5 years ago

    I would love Hudson for Ejax and a prospect. I think the prospect will be a guy like Jhonny Nunez since we need a power bullpen arm. With Hudson our rotation in ’11 is pretty set with: Saunders, Kennedy, Parker (ROY?), Enright, and Hudson.

  34. chi1313 5 years ago

    the big deal cooking is Zach Greinke…watch!

    • I would be shocked if the Royals traded Greinke. Especially within their own division.

      They literally better get a Teixera package for him. That is the only way the Royals come out ahead.

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      Thats too big, they would have to give up Hudson and Beckham plus more

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      Thats too big, they would have to give up Hudson and Beckham plus more

  35. chi1313 5 years ago

    the big deal cooking is Zach Greinke…watch!

  36. I don’t see why Kenny doesn’t just scoop up Blalock and keep all his prospects.

    Blalock can platoon at 3B with Vicedo, backup Konerko, and DH. The Sox are desperate for LH pop…

    Blalock looks like a better option than giving up the farm for potentially half a season of Adam Dunn.

    He is just removed from a 20 HR season…granted he only hit .250, his career is closer to .285.

    • If he likes Edwin Jackson more than Hudson long term I’m cool with that. Make the deal, but don’t flip him for Jackson to make a trade for Dunn.

      Jackson pitched well in the AL Central last year…

      • j6takish 5 years ago

        Jackson pitched well in the AL Central for about half the year, then he imploded down the stretch pitching to a 6.00+ ERA and then threw a hissy fit when he missed the playoffs

        • Fair enough….I guess he has potential….but that is a lot of $$$ to pay for potential.

      • j6takish 5 years ago

        Jackson pitched well in the AL Central for about half the year, then he imploded down the stretch pitching to a 6.00+ ERA and then threw a hissy fit when he missed the playoffs

    • If he likes Edwin Jackson more than Hudson long term I’m cool with that. Make the deal, but don’t flip him for Jackson to make a trade for Dunn.

      Jackson pitched well in the AL Central last year…

    • For what Blalock lacks as a hitter compared to Dunn, he adds positional versatility.

    • For what Blalock lacks as a hitter compared to Dunn, he adds positional versatility.

  37. I don’t see why Kenny doesn’t just scoop up Blalock and keep all his prospects.

    Blalock can platoon at 3B with Vicedo, backup Konerko, and DH. The Sox are desperate for LH pop…

    Blalock looks like a better option than giving up the farm for potentially half a season of Adam Dunn.

    He is just removed from a 20 HR season…granted he only hit .250, his career is closer to .285.

  38. BC1981 5 years ago

    The only thing I could think of is that Kenny is fixing to get us a big name pitcher.

  39. BC1981 5 years ago

    The only thing I could think of is that Kenny is fixing to get us a big name pitcher.

  40. danny_duberstein 5 years ago

    I don’t think having Edwin Jackson instead of Hudson would really improve the rotation at all this year…

    And then next year, the White Sox will have an 8.3 (?) million dollar 5th starter and a total of about 50 million just in their starting rotation. Uhh no thanks.

  41. danny_duberstein 5 years ago

    I don’t think having Edwin Jackson instead of Hudson would really improve the rotation at all this year…

    And then next year, the White Sox will have an 8.3 (?) million dollar 5th starter and a total of about 50 million just in their starting rotation. Uhh no thanks.

  42. BC1981 5 years ago

    link to twitter.com

    Sounds like we could be on the verge of a monster deal Sox Fans!

  43. BC1981 5 years ago

    link to twitter.com

    Sounds like we could be on the verge of a monster deal Sox Fans!

  44. Paul Ryan Stivender 5 years ago

    it’s berkman peple.

    • JoeDog10 5 years ago

      There’s no way it’s Berkman – he’s been Plan B or Plan C for the Sox all along. Now maybe it’s Berkman AND Myers, but I don’t think that would classify as having something “big cooking.” KW loves to acquire big names, so don’t be surprised if he’s going after an ace pitcher…I just have no clue who it could be.

      • BrickTops 5 years ago

        Berkman and Myers would solve your problems. But Myers is going to be tough to get.

      • BrickTops 5 years ago

        Berkman and Myers would solve your problems. But Myers is going to be tough to get.

    • chi1313 5 years ago

      not berkman alone – thats not big. berkman AND Myers would be big, but Myers i supposedly untouchable.

    • chi1313 5 years ago

      not berkman alone – thats not big. berkman AND Myers would be big, but Myers i supposedly untouchable.

  45. Paul Ryan Stivender 5 years ago

    it’s berkman peple.

  46. Guest 5 years ago

    something big eh? my question is…can the Jays stay out of a trade for once?

  47. Guest 5 years ago

    something big eh? my question is…can the Jays stay out of a trade for once?

  48. dopefein 5 years ago

    Agree with many posters that EJax may not be THE fix we need, but let me get a few things straight. First, Hudson has been just completely awful in two of his three starts, and as Steve Stone said well, if he doesn’t get control of his pitches and work them as needed, he is not going to have a long MLB career. He is a two pitch guy right now, with a change-up that stays up way too much. So, the guy could cost us almost every fifth game for the next month. He has great potential, but that’s all it is still. Second, EJax could be turned around by Coop, I truly believe that…but again, that is rather hypothetical at this point.

    Finally, I agree with a couple posters here that KW is working to get a superior starting pitcher, not a bat. It has become readily apparent to all White Sox fans that a bat isn’t what they need, it is a big rotation arm to simply lock opponents down for the remainder of the season. Greinke? I don’t know, that is pretty wishful thinking, and I just don’t know how that would work. If we sent Hudson, Morel, J. Danks, and perhaps two other pitching prospects to KC…gosh, why would KC do that?

    One thing is for sure: KW will wheel-and-deal today and tomorrow, and something is going down.

  49. BC1981 5 years ago

    Latest tweet from Joe Cowley “If KW pulls this off, the Sox will be considerably better by tonight.”

    • cderry 5 years ago

      Sounds like he knows something that hasn’t been reported yet. I’m excited!

    • cderry 5 years ago

      Sounds like he knows something that hasn’t been reported yet. I’m excited!

  50. BC1981 5 years ago

    Latest tweet from Joe Cowley “If KW pulls this off, the Sox will be considerably better by tonight.”

  51. Paul Ryan Stivender 5 years ago

    I think it I berkman an myers, ed and draytn need to see that retts vvqlue is unbelievealy high and berkmans wvalue is nt going to get higher.

  52. Paul Ryan Stivender 5 years ago

    I think it I berkman an myers, ed and draytn need to see that retts vvqlue is unbelievealy high and berkmans wvalue is nt going to get higher.

  53. invader3k 5 years ago

    I’m seeing a lot of speculation on Twitter about Williams trying to acquire Prince Fielder again, but I really doubt that will happen given Doug Melvin’s latest comments.

    My guess is a three team deal, as speculated, where the ChiSox get Adam Dunn.

  54. invader3k 5 years ago

    I’m seeing a lot of speculation on Twitter about Williams trying to acquire Prince Fielder again, but I really doubt that will happen given Doug Melvin’s latest comments.

    My guess is a three team deal, as speculated, where the ChiSox get Adam Dunn.

  55. BC1981 5 years ago

    Adam Dunn or Prince Fielder would give this team exactly what it needs.

    But I have a gut feeling it is going to be a pitcher.

  56. BaseballCoach 5 years ago

    My money is on the Brewers. Hudson, Beckham, and Viciedo for Fielder, Dave Bush, and a relief pitcher (Coffey, Villanueva, Hoffman, etc.). That would be acceptable for the Brewers and would greatly improve the Sox. Thoughts?

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      It has to be Fielder, there wouldn’t be this much commotion and talk of something huge if it was Dunn. However, Beckham was told he wouldn’t be traded

      • BaseballCoach 5 years ago

        And Doug Melvin said yesterday that Fielder was off the market . . . I think everything changes by the minute this time of year.

        I don’t think that getting Adam Dunn for 60 days would be classified as “huge” . . .

        Fielder in the Sox line-up would be a huge addition and would be a big response to the Twins acquiring Matt Capps.

      • BaseballCoach 5 years ago

        And Doug Melvin said yesterday that Fielder was off the market . . . I think everything changes by the minute this time of year.

        I don’t think that getting Adam Dunn for 60 days would be classified as “huge” . . .

        Fielder in the Sox line-up would be a huge addition and would be a big response to the Twins acquiring Matt Capps.

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      It has to be Fielder, there wouldn’t be this much commotion and talk of something huge if it was Dunn. However, Beckham was told he wouldn’t be traded

    • invader3k 5 years ago

      Would love to see something like that happen. Don’t know if Melvin has the guts to pull the trigger on something like that, even if it was possible.

    • invader3k 5 years ago

      Would love to see something like that happen. Don’t know if Melvin has the guts to pull the trigger on something like that, even if it was possible.

    • Sox are not going to give up Beckham.

      Besides, as much as it would help to pick up Fielder, replacing Beckham (and his .985 OPS over the last 30 days) and Hudson would be very difficult.

    • Sox are not going to give up Beckham.

      Besides, as much as it would help to pick up Fielder, replacing Beckham (and his .985 OPS over the last 30 days) and Hudson would be very difficult.

  57. BaseballCoach 5 years ago

    My money is on the Brewers. Hudson, Beckham, and Viciedo for Fielder, Dave Bush, and a relief pitcher (Coffey, Villanueva, Hoffman, etc.). That would be acceptable for the Brewers and would greatly improve the Sox. Thoughts?

  58. BC1981 5 years ago

    @ BaseballCoach

    That would be a monster package to give up for Fielder.

  59. BC1981 5 years ago

    @ BaseballCoach

    That would be a monster package to give up for Fielder.

  60. BC1981 5 years ago

    A bat AND another relief arm would set this team up for another long run.

  61. BC1981 5 years ago

    A bat AND another relief arm would set this team up for another long run.

  62. Paul Ryan Stivender 5 years ago

    remnind me not to post comment from my phone.

  63. Cliff Lee hasn’t been traded for several weeks… isn’t he about due?

  64. Cliff Lee hasn’t been traded for several weeks… isn’t he about due?

  65. BIG Z!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha…but no seriously, with KW its gotta be something no one sees coming, Im gonna stretch and say Carmona or Marcum…

  66. jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

    Hudson for Hawpe and De La Rosa

  67. SaveMeJebus 5 years ago

    Cowley’s tweets say the Jackson-Hudson deal is separate to the deal he is working on and is on hold while KW “tries to shock the world.”. Sure sounds like whatever is in the works is bigger than Dunn…

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      Greinke, Felix Hernandez, Grady sizemore, or Fielder AND Hart

      • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

        BJ Upton, Markakis, Garrett Jones

        • gocrazy 5 years ago

          He’s discovered how to reanimate frozen bodies and acquired Ted Williams from the Red Sox for a player to be revived later.

      • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

        BJ Upton, Markakis, Garrett Jones

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      Greinke, Felix Hernandez, Grady sizemore, or Fielder AND Hart

    • Nicolas_C 5 years ago

      He’s clearly going to acquire Adrian Gonzalez in a package built around Brent Lillibridge

  68. SaveMeJebus 5 years ago

    Cowley’s tweets say the Jackson-Hudson deal is separate to the deal he is working on and is on hold while KW “tries to shock the world.”. Sure sounds like whatever is in the works is bigger than Dunn…

  69. How about getting Zambrano and Fukudome from the Cubs as something big. That is a lefthanded bat who can play outfield and a pitcher. The Cubs want to get rid of both.

    • Joey Doughnuts 5 years ago

      Yeah, that’s only adding like 40% more payroll to the team, no big deal.

      • Cubs will pay a ton of salary to get rid of those two. And the less salary they pick up, the less we would have to give them.

  70. darkdonnie 5 years ago

    Some are speculating that the deal was Berkman and Myers….someone said Berkman didn’t want to go to the White Sox though.

  71. Doug Fister and Casey Kotchman.

  72. BC1981 5 years ago

    Joe Cowley is now tweeting that Lucas Harrell will be tonight’s starting pitcher.

    That would lead you to believe that Hudson is gone.

  73. slyfox1908 5 years ago

    Earth-shaking deal? Maybe he’s going back to the Padres pipeline and coming up with something for Adrian Gonzalez built around Viciedo and Flowers?

  74. melonis_rex 5 years ago

    Something big? Something that will shock the world?

    Beckham’s probably not going to be in Chicago for long.

  75. Loomer55 5 years ago

    Yeah, I’d say Beckham will be gone in anything that’d be considered earth-shaking.

  76. baconslayer09 5 years ago

    This is just terrible…

    The Angels got Dan Haren for about as much, if not LESS.

  77. dc21892 5 years ago

    Interesting to see if they settle with getting him or pair him with some prospects and send him to Washington for Dunn.

  78. Thats way to much, freakin idiot Kenny.

  79. Abraham Zapruder 5 years ago

    Bad trade for the White Sox. Jackson isn’t worth 8 mill in 2011

  80. FNDomination 5 years ago

    If they actually send Jackson off for Dunn. Who the crap is going to pitch for the Sox? This deal is either done or they are getting ready to trade for Zach Greinke. Then Gordon Beckham would go to the Royals, and they would demote him. Then they would turn him into an outfielder/catcher. Then they would bring him up for 5 ABs, send him back down, and he would disappear forever!

  81. staxxington 5 years ago

    you guys are so stupid…

    do u really think kenny is doing this because he wants to keep jackson? LOL

  82. jeffmaz 5 years ago

    White Sox make another bad trade. Jackson had one good game…period.
    If he is getting this beat up in the NL, just wait til he faces AL hitting.

    btw…ChiSox – thanks for taking Peavy off our hands. You are lucky he lasted
    3 months before getting injured.

  83. dro03 5 years ago

    dude Hudson isn’t that good and hasn’t proven anything and is only three years younger than Jackson. I bet Coop works with him and he becomes a 2 or 3 starter in the coming years. I like it, moving unproven talent for proven players, same things were said about McCarthy, Poreda, Gio, etc and they aren’t even in the League or are just 3 or 4 type pitchers.

    • Gio has been doing really good, as of late, so has Clayton, Ryan Sweeney ect…

      • dro03 5 years ago

        Ryan Sweeney is decent I wouldn’t say good, he hit .293 in 130 games but wouldn’t be a great OF for the Sox. Gio has been good this year, but he, along with Freddie, were traded for I believe Floyd and Thome. Floyd has proven he’s a good pitcher for several seasons, including this one where his ERA is .02 higher than Gio. Thus trading for proven players. Clayton Richard is different because he wasn’t that good with the Sox when he was the 5th starter, and now is doing good in a pitcher’s park. The main idea is most of those guys have question marks, while the Sox have gotten good return.

    • Yeah I dont get where people say this is just a horrible trade. Hudson hasnt done crap to impress me yet. He had a good game against Seattle but who dosent at this point. I would be happy to keep Jackson but if they do trade him for Dunn that would be nice too.

  84. jdub220 5 years ago

    This is a good trade for the D’Backs.

  85. Hoosierdaddy92 5 years ago

    now trade him to the Nationals for Adam Dunn and we are in business.

  86. Hoosierdaddy92 5 years ago

    wow thats the haul that the Dbacks got for E-Jax? The Tigers have got to be ltao. They got Scherzer AND Schelereth for Jackson.

  87. Fail by the White Sox, I guess one no hitter is all it takes to make a pitchers value sky rocket. Hudson would have done just a good a job as Jackson, if not better…

  88. Joey Doughnuts 5 years ago

    Maybe Kenny is saying “Let’s do this Dunn deal, or else I am fully willing to scoop Jackson and keep him away from you”.

  89. RBIBaseball 5 years ago

    Yeah it is a bit drastic, but Kenny Williams is tricky like that. So far the deal is on the verge of happening for the last couple of hours. If he really had a deal it would of been done by now. It would be hilarious and see the Nats bluff by attempting to trade Dunn to the Rays or Yanks.

  90. Joey Doughnuts 5 years ago

    I’m not saying he would actually do the deal for Jackson, I’m saying maybe he is using a controlled leak to make everyone think that he is very close, and wants to scare Rizzo into saying “Fine, fine!”. No idea, just speculating why anyone would ever trade their top pitching prospect + more for Edwin Jackson.

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