Found December 20, 2012 on Obstructed View:
The Cubs finalized contracts with Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva today, which gives the Cubs something like 18 starters. I lost count. The good news is that Edwin Jackson is actually good unlike the other 22 starters they signed this offseason. Jackson has been underrated for some time and that's in part to how miserably he performed when he reached the big leagues. According to my count, the Cubs now have 31 starting pitchers on their active roster. I know, I told you I lost count. I lied. If you want to feel old, Jackson reached the big leagues a decade ago. Seriously. He was 20 years old when he made his debut with the Dodgers and had superstar talent. He was one of the top ranked prospects in baseball and it did not go well. That happens and it's a sobering reminder to Cubs fans waiting for all the prospects to mature and become stars. Jackson turned it around, but not with the Dodgers. Following the 2005 season he was traded to the Devil Rays where he would still n...
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