The Chicago Cubs have some rebuilding to do, and part of that means shedding bad contracts they have to save as much money as possible to go out and spend this free agency.
One of the less attractive contracts they have belongs to Edwin Jackson, and the team could look to move him this month to a contender who needs any pitching help they can get.
According to MLB insider Steve Adams, the Detroit Tigers may have acquired David Price to boost their pitching staff at the deadline, but going out and getting Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson doesn’t seem like something they’d be all that interested in.
Doubtful given his contract. Jackson’s numbers are weird… he’s basically completely lost the ability to strand runners, but other than that, his peripherals aren’t bad. But he’s stranding about 10% less runners than when he was good. Not sure what causes that, but if a team feels like they can fix it and get Chicago to eat some salary, he’s a decent buy-low, I suppose.
Jackson was once a pretty decent name to be had, but he’s fallen off and the Cubs haven’t been getting the type of stuff out of him that they would have liked. That doesn’t make him a bad trade chip, as the potential is there and so is a track history of success — no matter how short — but the Tigers need bullpen help and unless Jackson wants to pitch out of the pen, he’s not worth the money.
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