Edwin Jackson Rumors: Thursday

The Red Sox have offered Edwin Jackson a contract and the Orioles would consider offering a four year deal. The market for Jackson — arguably the top free agent remaining — seems to be picking up. Here are the most recent rumors from around MLB:

  • The Red Sox are believed to be one of a few teams with which Jackson would accept a one-year deal, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets.
  • The Cardinals checked in on Jackson, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. The right-hander, who finished the 2011 season in St. Louis, has a multiyear offer from an unknown team that's not the Red Sox or Cardinals.


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  1. Edwin Jackson has a multiyear offer from the Orioles probably

    • MB923 4 years ago

      I would assume he would take the 4 year deal over the 1 year deal, even if the 4 year deal payed him less of an AAV than a 1 year deal. Ex- 4 year/$40 mil as opposed to say 1 year/$12 mil

      • wow….incredibly insightful info right there

        • MB923 4 years ago

          But its not a definite. Especially when the team offering a 4 year deal is a pretty bad team.

          No need to be a wise guy about it. Not all players take the same kind of offers.

          • mercurial playes – like Edwin – always take the longer deal –  if you can parlay a pretty avg season into a 4 yr deal as a guy that has bounced around his entire career you take it – plus i have more likes so i win

          • MB923 4 years ago

            And why don’t you read what others below me said. Should he take a 4 year offer from the O’s or a 1 year offer from the Cards, Red Sox or another good team.

            More likes? Congrats…..I didn’t know there was a limit such as first to 7 likes wins. 

          • i should scroll down to see what the other experts say eh?

          • MB923 4 years ago

            You might just learn something then.

          • MB923 4 years ago


            plus i have more likes so i win”

            2nd thoughts?

    • $17857693 4 years ago

      thats what i was thinking too…what do you take, a 1/10 to 1/13 contracts from a winning team like the Cardinals or Red Sox, or take the probable contract in the range of 3/36-44 or 4/48-55

      • MB923 4 years ago

        Don’t like @twitter-310982111:disqus read this.

      • VivaJackMurphy 4 years ago

        Red Sox…winning team?….BAAAHAHAHAHAH. If by “winning team” you mean “team that missed the playoffs the last two years,” then yes, spot on.

        • CircusFresh 4 years ago

          I think he meant Teams who are actively trying to win and project a winning culture.  Not like some of the MLB. 

        • MaineSox 4 years ago

          Yeah, because a team that won 90 games last year (and it was considered a disappointment!) isn’t a winning team amirite?

      • Lanidrac 4 years ago

        If it’s going to take $10-13M, the Cardinals won’t pay that much (plus it would cost us a supplementary round draft pick).

  2. gianthinker 4 years ago

    More like from Boras.

  3. UnbaisedSoxFan 4 years ago

    I think this is just Boras talking to get more people interested in his client. Its hard to believe that Jackson wouldn’t jump all over the multi-year deal if there was one there, unless of course it was a low-ball offer.

  4. My bet is on the mystery team.  They sign everybody…

  5. Karkat 4 years ago

    You know things are bad when I’m getting nervous that other teams might be moving in on Jackson.

  6. iancahill 4 years ago

    The Royals should sign him, but I heard they probably won’t bring in a FA SP. Maybe Montgomery or Odorizzi can break with the team, but that comes with big IFs. 

  7. If he ends up signing a one-year why not sign with a team who plays in a pitcher’s park (SEA, SD). Nice way to pad the stats (other than wins) to go into free agency next year.

  8. Why has this guy been on 5 teams in last 4 season?

    • well the Diamondbacks and White Sox were both sellers. The Rays don’t have money to pay guys arbitration and the Tigers preferred Scherzer?

  9. sparkyII 4 years ago

    If I were Jackson, I wuold take a 1 yr, deal. Next yr. could offer more teams with money needing a starter.

  10. Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

    I don’t see Jackson signing a one-year deal because of the strength of the pitching market next year. This year, all he had to compete with was Darvish, Oswalt, and Wilson. Next year, it’s Cain, Greinke, Hamels, Marcum, etc.

  11. Redbirds16 4 years ago

    With the Cards checking in on Oswalt, Jackson, and likely others, it leads me to believe they’re pretty darn sure they can get Westbrook to waive his NTC, and that they have a trading partner all lined up.

    Either that, or they’re willing to eat Westbrook’s contract.

    Honestly, I hope Mo really looking to make a trade for a quality middle infielder, LOOGY, or to clear payroll for a midseason acquisition (sorry KMac). Extending Yadi as well. The rotation, while could be improved upon, has been set for months. 

  12. Eric Foley 4 years ago

    Really, an “unknown” team? You mean the Yankees? C’mon, get some new material here. I often wonder if MLB agents lobby these writers to use this site for their gain. I guess that’s part of their job extorting as much money as they can right?

    • MB923 4 years ago

      When were the Yankees ever one of those “unknown” teams?

      Usually it’s the Phillies, Marlins, Marlins, Marlins, Marlins, Marlins, Marlins, and Tigers

      • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

        No honorable mention for the Angels who swooped in on Pujols?

        • MB923 4 years ago

          I’m pretty sure they weren’t a mystery team. They said it was most likely down to the Marlins or Cardinals, and then the Angels mentioned they could sign him and Wilson. They were one of the last teams to make a bid but there were rumors not too long before they signed both Wilson and Pujols, that they were able to afford to get both of them.

          • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

            Having watched the winter meetings all day while it happened (having a vested interest in the outcome), the choice was down to Marlins, Cardinals, and one other offer from an unnamed team, according to Bob Nightingale of USA Today.  The night before Pujols signed, it appeared that the Marlins were out of the running, and almost everyone assumed the Cardinals would resign Pujols, but not until just after the winter meetings.  Other than Bob Nightingale, no one else reported there was another team legitamately in the running, and even he didn’t reveal the other team.

            Angels weren’t revealed as the mystery team until just before Pujols was signed.  They didn’t even start talking to him until the day before they signed him.

            Most experts and fans believed that upon acquiring Vernon Wells’ albatros contract that they had taken themselves out of the running for Pujols.

            Angels were certainly a mystery team.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Indeed you are right. I looked back on another rumor page back in December, although it was rumored that the Angels were the mystery team.

            Back on Dec. 7th:

            In today’s mammoth recap of Pujols rumors,
            we heard that three teams have extended offers of ten years and at
            least $200MM to Pujols — the Marlins, the Cardinals, and a mystery
            team. While the Cubs were also reported to still be interested, the
            Angels may represent that mystery club.

            I guess in the end, you were right. However, I still say the Fielder signing is more of a Whoa than the Pujols one.

          • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

            No argument there.  I would have wagered almost anything on Fielder taking 6/150 from the Nats.  No way I thought to see any of 9 years, 200+ million, or Detroit in the conversation.

          • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

            No argument there.  I would have wagered almost anything on Fielder taking 6/150 from the Nats.  No way I thought to see any of 9 years, 200+ million, or Detroit in the conversation.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            I’m sure you and everyone else will have no argument with me when I say Disqus has been miserable today.

          • gmenfan 4 years ago

            System Error

      • gmenfan 4 years ago

        The Marlins were rarely the mystery team. It seemed like they were mentioned in every rumor so far this offseason.

    • Chris1G 4 years ago

      The Unknown team is the Phillies

  13. UnbaisedSoxFan 4 years ago

    That’s good news for Red Sox fans haha

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      It’s sad… but true.

      The staff on it’s own is shaky. But even if they add a guy who can occasionally throw some solid games out of the #4 spot and provide the team with 200 innings on a cheapish one-year deal then it’s worth it.

      Long term deal though would be awful.

  14. If the Twins were willing to give Mark Buehrle a contract, then why don’t they try and sign Jackson? Plus, he’s younger than him.

  15. Guest 4 years ago

    Edwin Jackson ~= Jeremy Guthrie?

  16. BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

    Jackson is amenable to a 1 year deal with the Red Sox? Great. Fine. Stop pussyfooting around and SIGN HIM ALREADY.

  17. pirates20 3 years ago

    I AM THE MIZ…. AND I’M AWWWEEESSSSOMMMME!!!!!!

  18. Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

    Doubt it. I think the Cubs are going to stand pat as far as FAs. They might lock up Garza unless they can find someone willing to overpay for him

  19. Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

    I just think the Cubs would have signed someone by now if they were going to pursue a free agent starter. They didn’t put in a strong bid for Darvish, they didn’t make a move for CJ Wilson, and they already traded away Zambrano and Marshall, as well as indicating that they’d be interested in trading Dempster and Garza. Why would they turn around and offer 4/40 to a pitcher now? I say they’ll wait till next year and maybe pursue Cain, Hamels, or Greinke. 

    I don’t remember the last time I’ve been this satisfied with the Cubs’ front office – the Theo Trio is making all the right moves.

  20. Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

    I just think the Cubs would have signed someone by now if they were going to pursue a free agent starter. They didn’t put in a strong bid for Darvish, they didn’t make a move for CJ Wilson, and they already traded away Zambrano and Marshall, as well as indicating that they’d be interested in trading Dempster and Garza. Why would they turn around and offer 4/40 to a pitcher now? I say they’ll wait till next year and maybe pursue Cain, Hamels, or Greinke. 

    I don’t remember the last time I’ve been this satisfied with the Cubs’ front office – the Theo Trio is making all the right moves.

  21. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    Realistically, the Cubs are aiming to compete in 2014 at the earliest (maybe 2015 – depends on how prospects develop).  Why would they want to pay Jackson in 2012 and 2013, and only get one, maybe two years out of him while competing for the division?

    Extending Garza makes sense, since a 5 or 6 year deal is not out of the question for him.  Jackson is going to get three or four years.  Not something the Cubs should consider doing at his price tag.

  22. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    Sytem error, but double post…. Nice.

    {double post deleted}

  23. Eric Foley 4 years ago

    I think he’s worth it if he gets paid like a #4 starter. He’s only 28 and could get better in the next few years. If I’m the Sox I give him 3/35 with a chance for a ring (not that these guys care about that)

  24. $17857693 4 years ago

    Jackson is a number 3 for most teams, 3/33 would be perfect for him

  25. BoSoxSam 4 years ago

    Boston will be pretty gun-shy giving multiple years to any pitchers who aren’t bona-fide aces for a long time, thanks to John Lackey.

  26. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Let’s just call it a John Lackey hangover.

  27. MB923 4 years ago

    I’d be a bit surprised to see him have an ERA in the mid 3s if he played with Boston

  28. A mid 3’s ERA is far from guaranteed for Jackson, especially if he lands in the AL East.

    The story tends to be A Tale of Two Jacksons. Consistency is not his forte, and it really raises questions about his mental make-up.

    Case in point: 2010.

    He sported an ERA to the tune of 5.16 (and that’s with the walk-laden no-hitter he tossed) in the pitcher-friendly NL West  over 21 starts, gets traded, and posts a very respectable 3.24 .

    However, his statistics do suggest that he tends to thrive in a competitive/relevant environment His best full season was with the 2009 Tigers (who were in contention from day 1 despite the epic meltdown with 4 games left), and in 2010/2011 he posted considerably better stats once traded to the White Sox and Cardinals, respectively.

    Whether that will translate to the confines of Fenway Park or not, I’ve not a clue.

    Bottom line for me…I just wouldn’t be comfortable handing out a 4/52 contract for a pitcher who owns a career 1.476 WHIP. That just spells disaster in the AL East.

  29. Victor Kipp 4 years ago

    KRod accepted arbitration, which was a big surprise to the Brewers.  

  30. Victor Kipp 4 years ago

    KRod accepted arbitration, which was a big surprise to the Brewers.  

  31. I have decided to put a kink in Boras armor. When I graduate from college and make enough money, I am going to buy an MLB franchise, move them to Las Vegas and call them the Las Vegas Mystery Team. That will show him.

  32. slider32 4 years ago

    Let’s not forget that all free agents are overpaid, especially one’s who have Boras as their client. Just look at what Fielder got, nobody thought he would get close to that amount.

  33. slider32 4 years ago

    Let’s not forget that all free agents are overpaid, especially one’s who have Boras as their client. Just look at what Fielder got, nobody thought he would get close to that amount.

  34. slider32 4 years ago

    Let’s not forget that all free agents are overpaid, especially one’s who have Boras as their client. Just look at what Fielder got, nobody thought he would get close to that amount.

  35. slider32 4 years ago

    You still could argue that Boras got these guys more money than anyone else would have gotten them.

  36. MB923 4 years ago

    Except he’s not a sure thing to get 200 innings and a 3.50 ERA. He’s only been close to that once in 5 full seasons starting. In 2009 he had 214 innings and a 3.62 ERA

  37. Casor_Greener 4 years ago

    So what you’re saying is 3/35M is not starter money…

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