Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chicago writer believes Yankees could go after Edwin Jackson

So not only are some Yankees fans afraid that Brian Cashman will make a mistake by trading for a bad player, but fans of other teams are counting on it.

Early this morning Gordon Wittenmyer, a blogger for the Chicago Sun-Times, brought up the idea that the Yankees could trade for struggling Cubs starter Edwin Jackson. The deal would amount to a salary dump by the Cubs, similar to the one they did a year ago when the Yankees dealt for struggling hitter Alfonso Soriano.

For the record, I don't want anything to do with Jackson... regardless of his price tag. Edwin currently has an ERA of 5.61, which has gone up in each of the last four seasons. Not only is the ERA bad, but Jackson is walking more batters than he has since 2007.

Unlike Brandon McCarthy, you can't even chalk up those bad numbers to team defense or bad luck.

Mind you, the Cubs defense isn't the best in the league, but they do feature a solid defensive outfield, while having what might be MLB's best defense on the right side of the infield.

As for bad luck, while hitters have a Batting Average on Balls In Play that's higher than the norm, that's to be expected when players are hitting the ball hard 30% of the time.

One more thing to keep in mind when it comes to acquiring Edwin Jackson... he's signed through 2016. So even if the cost to the Yankees is a small part of the $26 million Jackson has left on his contract, this guy could clog up a roster spot for 2+ years.


  1. BRYAN....Edwin Jackson, oh no...please. I agree with you.
    Send him to New Jersey, to some darkened landfill.
    Along with the mast head crew,...... from Yankee Fans Unite site, who merged here.
    Their poison is still in my veins.

    1. I had a post scheduled for 4 pm today regarding this same issue.. and I agree. No Edwin Jackson.


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