Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 2/6/12
Remember late last week when there were reports that Edwin Jackson had some three-year contract offers that he was spurning in favor of taking a one-year deal? As it turns out, one of those offers was from the Pirates: Sources: #Pirates made 3-yr offer to Edwin Jackson. Also made him 1-yr offer below reported $11M Jackson received from #Nationals MORE #MLB — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2012 Do not know exact amount of #Pirates' 3-year offer to E. Jackson, but told it was substantial, in range of $10M a year. #MLB — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2012 On the one hand, I'm heartened to hear that the Pirates 1.) tried to upgrade their rotation via a good free agent whose value dropped enough to make him a relative bargain and that 2.) the Pirates properly valued Jackson to the point that they didn't do something stupid like offer him a six-year deal (here's why I thought signing Jackson to a deal that long would be a bad idea for the Pirates). Becaus...
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