Edwin Jackson gets 4 yrs and 52 mil from the Cubs. Anyone else shocked by this? I am amazed, he is average and if he could pitch to more groundballs he could be good.
Getting Hernandez is looking like a bargain now compared to this
Hey Yoda, Joe wasn't managing that team at anytime during that span was he?
Oh Art, don't be timid just spell it out.
Not goin back to Seattle, they sold out to the California 'progressives'!
Sometimes the place would feel like one big rain forest......The Evergreen State!
"The Cubs will do anything to prevent themselves from breaking that streak of notwinning a World Series since 1908."
This move was made to try to keep some fans watching. Go look at the Cubs payroll and compare it to years past. I am not a fan of Jackson, but this move for them made some sense. It's a 4 year deal, they don't have to give up a pick(which they value highly at this point in the rebuild btw), and he compares favorably with Anibal Sanchez who the Cubs were in on.
Jackson is 26-22 with a 3.80 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in his last 75 starts and signed a 4 year 52 million deal. Anibal Sanchez is 22-28 with a 3.79 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in his last 75 starts and signed a 5 year 80 million deal.
So in the end, the Cubs might have overpaid in terms of dollars and years, but they have more than enough money to do so and needed some kind of rotation help. Would I like to see them continue these type of signings? No. But I can certainly see why a team in that situation making a move like this.